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Creative Placemaking

at City of Asylum

City of Asylum’s annual Jazz Poetry Concert 2006, held on Sampsonia Way, and featuring special guestL: Nobel Prize winner Wole Soyinka.

City of Asylum’s annual Jazz Poetry Concert 2006, held on Sampsonia Way, and featuring special guestL: Nobel Prize winner Wole Soyinka.

City of Asylum practices Creative Placemaking, which places arts and artists at the center of a community. We offer a broad range of free literary and art-based programs in our community to encourage cultural exchange; in 2017, we opened Alphabet City, a multi-use facility for arts-based programs that includes an independent bookstore and restaurant. We partner with the University of Pittsburgh to publish Sampsonia Way Magazine, an online journal for literature, free speech, and social justice.

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