Kansas City is defined by some lines while defying others. Rivers carve distinct physical barriers through the land. State and municipal borders are perceived lines which are emphasized by roads and neighborhoods. Historic and contemporary cultural division is evident through the city, emphasizing the complex human makeup of the city.
In the spirit of bringing the members of our city together, I envision a Kansas City in which lines are blurred. Can this be a home that embraces unity while enriching the groups and individuals of which it is composed? Public art such as the Parade of Hearts campaign is a fantastic access point to a re-thinking of our surroundings and the lines that define them.