Miriam Fathalla is an American and Canadian citizen and permanent resident of Australia who quit her job as an environmental planner in April 2011 to pursue her curiosity for the people and places of the American Midwest in the wake of the global financial crisis for 6 months. Miriam spent that Northern summer based in Chicago, travelling to Detroit, Youngstown, Cleveland, Indianapolis and Burning Man, researching and writing about emerging social and economic structures at MiriamintheMidwest.com. This led to a keynote presentation at the “Urbanized” Summit in Indianapolis her current pursuit of applying the social structures of transformational festivals to post-industrial city recovery efforts. Miriam has an academic background in urban planning, community development, sociology and environmental issues and is currently pursuing a Masters of Planning and Community Development at LaTrobe University.
Creativity - culture and arts
transformational festivals, post-industrial city recovery, pop music, conscious communities, contemporary dance, urban planning, becoming candy chang
Facilitator and team leader
research, enthusiasm, promotions, attracting others, seeing the connections