Internationally acclaimed artist and urban planner Theaster Gates, whose rise to prominence began with his use of art and culture to revive underserved neighborhoods in his hometown of Chicago, has been named the 2018 recipient of the ULI J.C. Nichols Prize for Visionaries in Urban Development. Gates was awarded the prize by ULI Governing Trustee and 2018 Nichols Prize Jury Chairman Michael Spies during the opening general session of the 2018 ULI Fall Meeting.
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Read Creative Placemaking: Sparking Development with Arts and Culture. In 2019, ULI hosted a forum that brought Theaster Gates together with other nationally recognized creative placemaking experts and ULI leaders from across North America. The exceptional two-day gathering focused on digging into the specifics of which creative placemaking strategies worked where, why, and how.
2018 ULI J.C. Nichols Prize Winner - Theaster Gates
Articles about Theaster Gates
Monocle 24: The Big Interview – Theaster Gates – 10/30/20
Theaster Gates on selfish energy and hopeful architecture – Financial Times – 10/4/19
Peek inside Theaster Gates’s immersive intervention ‘Black Image Corporation’ – The Spaces – 10/4/19
Theaster Gates: Where to next? – The Colby Echo – 10/2/19
Renaissance man has a vision for Albuquerque’s Rail Yards – Albuquerque Journal – 7/1/19