Theaster Gates’s Community Canvas

“I believe in the inherent power in people and things, even when others don’t see the inherent value…The challenge is that there is no one who has spent enough time considering the spiritual life that continues to dwell in a place…Where is the spiritual life of the buildings in our cities, of the lakes, rivers and empty lots?”

– Theaster Gates in an interview with Mayor Rahm Emanuel on the potential of reinvesting in existing assets for neighborhoods.