THEASTER GATES: a renaissance man with a social conscience

So here is a guy that I am in sincronicity with. I love his projects and most of all how he has manage to integrate society in them. This is the kind of initiatives I would love to work with in my country. He takes the urban grit and works with it, transforms it. His works are an amazing example of how through art one can incorporate the community, one can make  change happen. He is successfully doing what real state business are failing at, what government is not coping with. Here a link to his web page! Here’s a video of his project: Dorchester Projects: Acquisition of an Abandoned 2 story property for reuse as a Library, Slide Archive and Soul Food Kitchen ,2009, 2 year design-build project

Theaster Gates: Dorchester Projects from Smart Museum of Art on Vimeo. Theaster at TED:
Here an interesting article from The Guardian!

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