Spokesperson Elliott A. Smith and Board Member McKenzie Eddy spoke at Charleston Creative Parliament's Pecha Kucha XXII on Oct. 8, 2015 on the topic "Creative Advocates for a Better Charleston." 

The takeaway? Creativity is about truly caring about process, and having the vision to see beyond traditional ways of doing things. That fundamental philosophy could be transformative if applied to city government. Correspondingly, creatives need to expand their idea of what it means to be a creative advocate in Charleston – civics have got to be integrated into our daily lives.