node (noun) : A point in a network at which lines or pathways intersect or branch.
We are very excited to share our newest feature, NineNodes! A large part of our advocacy is through education and empowerment. With these goals in mind, we attend a wide array of events to expand our knowledge and engage within the dynamic creative communities around us. People often ask us what occurred at these events, and what we learned.
This feature will highlight the most provocative and insightful gems from each event, as well as the stellar people that are bestowing them on us. With NineNodes, we intend to extend our experiences and knowledge to you in an informative, accessible way. Let us know if there’s a great event you would like us to cover!
NineNodes x Lizzo
NINEnodes on an inspiring conversation between multi-talented star Lizzo + comedian, actress + author Phoebe Robinson! Last night at her sold-out Cuz I Love You event, Lizzo was honoured with a proclamation by New York City Public Advocate Jumaane D. Williams for her mental health, reproductive health, + body positivity activism. As Lizzo so eloquently put it: “I want the world to feel better and be happier. If one person can change the day of five people around then from listening to my music, then I’ve done my job.” Read on for more gems from the award-winning singer, rapper + actress.
Part Two of #NINEnodes on a vibrant conversation between notable architect Frank Gehry + architecture critic/author Paul Goldberger at the 92Y. You can learn more about Gehry, his work + his process in Goldberger’s book ‘Building Art : The Life + Work of Frank Gehry.
#NINEnodes on a vibrant conversation between notable architect Frank Gehry + architecture critic + author Paul Goldberger at the 92Y. This is only Part One of the riveting (+ highly quotable) discussion; stay tuned for Part Two!
#NINEnodes on the new TWA Hotel in NYC. Our team visited TWA hotel this Memorial Day weekend + had a blast! Read on for more on this landmark and its dazzling new neighbours.
NINEnodes, visually: The Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health (LRCBH) is operated by the Cleveland Clinic with support from Keep Memory Alive. It was designed by architect Frank Gehry + opened May 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The Center has become a national resource for groundbreaking research + information for the treatment, prevention, early detection + education on Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, Huntington 's Diseases, Multiple Sclerosis and ALS.
Keep Memory Alive was founded by Larry Ruvo, (senior managing partner of Southern Wines and Spirits) + Mirage Resorts CEO Bobby Baldwin, in memory of their fathers who were victims of Alzheimer's Disease. KMA supports the mission of the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health through its charity events. To date, more than $20 million has been raised + completely reinvested into the Center.
A few weeks ago, EmpowHer_NY hosted a vibrant panel for their popular Series. EmpowHer was founded by professional ballet dancer Ingrid Silva (@ingridsilva) and is the first global takeover platform dedicated to the sharedstories of everyday women to empower others. The panel included stellar advocates, creatives, and changemakers like Nathalia Freitas, Carla Paredes, Xian Horn, Jenn Louie, Therese Miu with moderator Amina Altai. The panelists candidly shared their personal triumphs through tribulations, as well as insightful advice to the audience of over 100 women on how to navigate their own challenges at work, home and within.
NINEnodes on Hudson Yards opening + an article in the Guardian. Have you visited? What do you think?
As many of you may know, our team celebrated a birthday this weekend. For our new followers who have asked about the meaning of our name: here you go! Read on for more shared stories, with architectural + personal histories. Thank you for your support!