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Steiner Creative: Visual Artistry

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MacDirectory 21 Architect and urban designer Alison Killing helps people understand the environment through the medium of journalism, filmmaking, and exhibitions. Killing's passion is to make things, which resulted in a career in architecture. She studied architecture at King's College, Cambridge and Oxford Brookes and upon graduating was nominated for the RIBA Silver Medal. Following which she worked for various international design offices such as Buro Happold and Kees Christiaanse, on projects for public space and urbanism. She founded Killing Architects in 2010. Through her work, Killing discovers the relationship between death and modern architecture, looking at how cities are rebuilt after disaster. Her latest projects include: Death in the City (and its first restatement, Death in Venice, which was shown as an independent event during the opening week of the Venice Architecture Biennale), a touring exhibition about death and modern architecture; work with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies on better rebuilding after disaster and how to assimilate relevant urban design tools into humanitarian response; and a study of financial models for arts and community projects temporarily using vacant buildings to help these projects become self-sustaining. John R. "Rick" MacArthur, an award- winning journalist and author, is president and publisher of Harper's Magazine that was honored with 18 National Magazine Awards under his leadership. MacArthur pens his thoughts for a monthly column for the Providence Journal and, in French, for Le Devoir (Montreal) various subjects ranging from politics to culture. In 2008, MacArthur published his third book, You Can't Be President: The Outrageous Barriers to Democracy in America. In 1993 he received the Mencken Award for best editorial/op-ed column for his New York Times investigation report of Nayrah Al-Sabah, the Kuwaiti ambassador's daughter who helped fake the Iraqi baby- incubator atrocity. Second Front: Censorship and Propaganda in the Gulf War, the first book written by MacArthur won the Illinois ACLU's 1992 Harry Kalven Freedom of Expression award. MacArthur, who is also a supporter of international human rights, founded and serves on the board of directors of the Death Penalty Information Center and the Roderick MacArthur Justice Center. Along with his family members, he was responsible for Article 19, the International Center on Censorship, based in London, and in 1989 he initiated and helped organize the PEN/Article 19/ Author's Guild rally for Salman Rushdie. Public health expert, Mariana Chilton, works as an associate professor of public health at Drexel University in Philadelphia and serves as director of the Center for Hunger-Free Communities. Chiton founded of Witnesses to Hunger, an activism program meant to grow women's participation in the national conversation on hunger and poverty. It was also featured in the documentary A Place at the Table. Chilton, who received PhD from the University of Pennsylvania, a Masters of Public Health degree from the University of Oklahoma, and a Bachelors of Arts degree from Harvard, also appeared before Congress to share her thoughts on the importance of childhood nutrition and served as an adviser to Sesame Street and the Institute of Medicine. Her awards include the "Nourish Award" from MANNA, the Metropolitan Area Neighborhood Nutrition Alliance, the "Unsung Hero Award" from Women's Way, and the "Young Professional Award in Maternal and Child Health" from the American Public Health Association. FACES: WHO IS MAKING AN IMPACT IN THE WORLD TODAY? BY VISHAKHA SONAWANE Alison Killing John R. MacArthur Mariana Chilton DEPARTMENT

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