Philippa P.B. Hughes

Board Member

Philippa P.B. Hughes
Philippa P.B. Hughes is a creative & social placemaker, speaker, and cultural strategist known for her design of inventive and collaborative projects that strengthen communities, connecting people who would not normally meet in meaningful dialogue, and opening portals to art and culture for the culturally curious. She has curated “SEE/CHANGE”- A video portraits art project that put a human face on how population change and revitalization are affecting lower Georgia Avenue; “Supernova” - an international performance art festival taking place over three days in Rosslyn, Virginia; “LUMEN8Anacostia” - Bringing temporary arts and culture retail to vacant and underutilized spaces in the emerging arts neighborhood of Anacostia; and “Cherry Blast I, II, III, IV, and V” – an alternative, multi-media art and music events in raw spaces all around DC. An official event of the National Cherry Blossom Festival.

A few honors bestowed upon her include Washington City Paper Best Arts Blog (2013); Aspen Ideas Festival Scholar (2012); The Washington Post’s Favorite D.C. Arts tweeter (2011 and 2012); and the DC Humanities Council, Distinguished Service to Humanities Award (2011).

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