Ryan Swanson is the founder and executive director of The Urban Conga, a multi disciplinary design firm that promotes community activity and social interaction through play. They achieve this through creating interactive installations and environments that spark creativity, exploration, and free-choice learning into both public and private spaces. Their work has been featured in publications like PBS, The Guardian, The Atlantic, TED, Fast Company and more. Along with running The Urban Conga, Ryan is a visiting professor at The University of South Florida School of Architecture and Community Design. He is also a part of the Creative Producers International a new global development program led by Watershed and British Council. Working with a group of fifteen exceptional Creative Producers from all over the world, encouraging a new kind of conversation with creative communities, citizens and city authorities, and helping them to become change makers in their cities.
Ryan's ArtPrize Entries
These are Ryan's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.