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Matthew Slaats

Creative Director
Charlottesville, VA
Matthew Slaats is an artist, designer, teacher, organizer, and activist, focusing on participatory modes of democracy that strengthen resident voices in defining the future of their neighborhoods. Matthew works at the University of Virginia’s Open Grounds, and serves as the Creative Director of PauseLab, a Charlottesville based non-profit focused on community engagement, placemaking, and design thinking.