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Forthcoming: Virtual Chat Series

In this virtual chat series, authors of Forthcoming: Considering the Future State of Our City, will reflect on their essays to expand on their ideas and engage with one another. Forthcoming is a citizen-led book project, including 20 essays outlining 20 ideas that should shape community development for the next 20 years.

The series consists of four group discussions, moderated by MKM's Zach Benedict. This diverse group of local leaders explore what ideas are often misunderstood or underappreciated when envisioning the future of Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Group 1

Accuracy by Kara Hackett

Alignment by Kristin Giant

Awareness by Kristin Marcuccilli

Civility by Susan Mendenhall

Connectivity by Dan Baisden


Group 2

Delight by Ellen Cutter

Gumption by Courtney Tritch

Homogenization by Alex Hall

Inclusivity by Irene Paxia


Group 3

Innovation by David Buuck

Legitimacy by Heather Schoegler

Mortality by Leslie Friedel

Nesting by Zach Benedict

Risk by Allison Gerardot


Group 4

Sacrifice by Sharon Tubbs

Seek by Matt Kelley

Shadows by Andrew Hoffman

Specificity by Jacob Benedict

Voices by Curtis Crisler


Forthcoming Book Cover

FORTHCOMING: Considering the Future State of Our City is available at MKM architecture + design's Fort Wayne office at 119 W. Wayne St., for a suggested donation amount of $20, or through a digital release in partnership with Input Fort Wayne. Proceeds from book sales will be donated to the United Way of Allen County.

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