Chef Michael Lomonaco – The Human Spirit: Resilience and Adapting to Crises with Creativity & Compassion

Director of the Windows on the World restaurant atop the World Trade Center’s North Tower. Lomonaco discusses his experiences and unique perspectives on collapse as a survivor of the 9/11 attacks on the Twin Towers and as a New York City restaurateur navigating the catastrophic impact of the Covid pandemic. Lomonaco’s experience provides a unique perspective on adapting, adjusting, and responding to crises with creativity and compassion. These experiences have given him “an acute appreciation for humanity, courage and determination.”

Recorded at the Metcalf Auditorium at RISD Museum September 21, 2022