Rene Yung works with towns, cities, neighborhoods and organizations to develop creative strategies and cultural tools that help them make positive community change. She collaborates with project teams made up of design, media and planning professionals, to provide a range of community building services.
Contact Rene Yung about:
STRATEGIC CULTURAL DEVELOPMENT:
Creating dynamic systems that strategically connect cultural assets, community, and capacity, to integrate vibrant civic development and meaningful community relationships in the built environment
PLACE-BASED CULTURAL PROGRAMMING:
Designing and implementing culturally-relevant programs that engage communities and build a vibrant sense of place
Gathering the stories imbedded in the people and history of a place and articulating them in impactful forms, to enhance community identity and inspire heritage stewardship
VISIONING MINDMAPPING FACILITATION:
Clarifying organizational purpose and mission, and identifying dynamic relationships for creative problem solving and collaborative synergy
INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS DESIGN:
Developing effective visual communications tools to support programming and reach audiences, including visual data presentation, locative mapping media, and social, online and print media
TALKS AND WORKSHOPS:
Delivering inspiring and informative talks and workshops on human-centered design thinking and creative community engagement
"Rene brings to all her projects a very sophisticated understanding of the role of
cultural background in identity formation, community building, and the built environment."
— Lisa Richmond
Executive Director, AIA Seattle
"Among artists who work with the material of community, Rene Yung stands out for her thoughtfulness, care, passion, and large vision It is one thing to speak articulately about the work, another to carry it out with intelligence and clarity; Rene does both."
— Arlene Goldbard, author
New Creative Community:
The Art of Cultural Development.
"I have experienced first-hand Rene's creativity, drive and focus in development of a project that has exceeded our expectations,
creating a new community-building tool which invites the public into a dynamic civic dialogue."
— Kristen Zaremba
Assistant Public Art Coordinator
Senior Project Manager
Oakland Public Art Program
"Yung('s) work goes beyond the two-dimensionality of many projects that have been made under the 'multicultural' dispensation. She knows her subject is complex and difficult,
and that any art that tackles it honestly can not be easy or glib."
— David Bonetti, art critic
San Francisco Chronicle