Jason Schupbach

Jason Schupbach

Director of The Design School | Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts

Jason Schupbach is the Director of The Design School at the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts. He was previously the Director of Design and Creative Placemaking Programs for the National Endowment for the Arts, where he oversaw all design and creative placemaking grantmaking and partnerships, including Our Town and Design Art Works grants, the Mayor’s Institute on City Design, the Citizens’ Institute on Rural Design, and the NEA’s Federal agency collaborations.

Why do you believe innovations in participatory democracy are important?

We need to rethink the system and make sure citizens have a stronger voice.

What do you hope to see at the 2018 Innovations in Participatory Democracy Conference?

A committed community working to redesign democracy