Theaster Gates on Building Communities by Breaking Rules

“My work has always aimed to revitalize forgotten spaces and, in doing so, bring together communities that have felt forgotten. The incredible thing that happens when you revitalize those spaces, preserving elements of their history and infusing them with new purpose, is that you create a platform for communities to participate in their own revitalization.” Theaster Gates, winner of Urban Land Institute’s J.C. Nichols Prize for Visionaries in Urban Development in an Urban Land Magazine interview.


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