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George Scheer

Greensboro, US

George Scheer is an artist-organizer and director who fosters creative communities at the intersection of art and social change. George is the co-founder and former Executive Director of Elsewhere. Other projects include Kulturpark, a public investigation of a Soviet amusement park in East Berlin, and South Elm Projects, a curated series of place-based public art commissions. George holds an MA in Humanities with a focus on critical theory and visual culture from Duke University and a BA from the University of Pennsylvania in political communications, nonprofit and government management. Currently, George is a PhD candidate in Communication at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, writing about place-based policy and the cultural economy of art and urbanism following the 2008 financial collapse.