Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 2017
This description of Dan Acher's work was prepared when Dan Acher was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2017.
Dan Acher is using creative placemaking to combat the isolation and separation between urban residents and build a shared sense of belonging. In doing so, he encourages citizen ownership of public spaces and invites residents to take responsibility for their city, ultimately leading to a more active and empowered citizenry.
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