TED TALK TUESDAY - Art and Community Development

This months talk will be: How to revive a neighborhood: with beauty, imagination, and art with Theaster Gates.

BRING YOUR LUNCH AND BUSINESS CARDS: This is a great opportunity to network with other professionals. WORK_SPACE will provide drinks and dessert (we'll be celebrating June birthday's with cake)

Theaster Gates, a potter by training and a social activist by calling, wanted to do something about the sorry state of his neighborhood on the south side of Chicago. So he did, transforming abandoned buildings to create community hubs that connect and inspire those who still live there (and draw in those who don't). In this passionate talk, Gates describes his efforts to build a "miniature Versailles" in Chicago, and he shares his fervent belief that culture can be a catalyst for social transformation in any city, anywhere.

(Photo Illustration Credit: Dian Lofton/TED)