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Theaster Gates: How to revive a neighbourhood: with imagination, beauty and art

A really interesting and engaging talk by Theaster Gates about how he transformed neighbourhoods in his home of South Chicago. It is hugely inspiring to see the outcomes of his vast project and hear his bold end-goal idea. 210 more words


Resuscitating a Community by Sarah Bryan

Tonight was one of those nights when I just didn’t know what to talk about. As it turns out, I wasn’t the one to talk, anyway. 62 more words

Bright Ideas

Theaster Gates & Rebuilding Chicago

I came across this Huffington Post article earlier today that included the video above and knew I wanted to discuss the subject more. Being in Chicago, and working for a non-profit that helps bring more services to the Chicagoland community, I’m always expanding my world view. 360 more words

Creative Corner

Art x Music: Art World Embraces Kanye West, Afrika Bambaataa and Drake

THE INTERSECTION OF ART AND MUSIC is increasingly ever present. Several new examples emerged over the past week. A cartoon-like action figure of Pharrell Williams entitled “Happy” was presented at the Perrotin Gallery booth at Art Basel Hong Kong (March 15-17). 287 more words


From clay to community: Theaster Gates on making art from blight in South Side Chicago at TED2015

“Beauty is a basic service,” says artist Theaster Gates. He brought the audience to its feet this morning during Creative Ignition at TED, as he told the story of how he went from shaper of clay to shaper of cities. 523 more words