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Theaster Gates, Freedom, and the Long View

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Creative Systems Innovation lives and breathes within the variegated geographies of the City of Chicago’s South Side, despite the manifest failures of state-driven governance. And with vibrance, it pulses through the metabolic strains of the art-based eutopia of Theaster Gates’ built environment projects: Dorchester Industries, Stony Island Arts Bank, Black Cinema House, Dorchester Art + Housing Collaborative, Black Artists Retreat, Archive House, Listening House, The Rebuild Foundation. Freedom and the long view, an open call in four parts to contribute in substantive ways.

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I think I’m a full-time artist, a full-time urban planner, and a full-time preacher with an aspiration of no longer needing any of those titles. Rather, I’m trying to do what for some seems a very messy work or a complicated work.

—Theaster Gates

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Charles A. Matz. (2021). Theaster Gates, Freedom, and the Long View. In: Crespi, L. (eds) Design of the Unfinished. The Urban Book Series. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-73457-2_7

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