Theaster Gates:
Cómo resucitar un barrio con imaginación, belleza y arte

TED2015 · 16:52 · Filmed Mar 2015
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Theaster Gates, alfarero de profesión y activista social de vocación, quería hacer algo en contra del lamentable estado de su barrio en el sur de Chicago. Y así lo hizo, transformando edificios abandonados para crear centros para la comunidad que se conectan e inspiran a aquellos que todavía viven allí y atraen a los que no viven allí. En esta apasionada charla, Gates describe su esfuerzo por construir una "Versalles en miniatura" en Chicago, y comparte su ferviente convicción de que la cultura puede ser un catalizador para la transformación social en cualquier ciudad, en cualquier lugar.

Artist, potter, community builder
Theaster Gates is a potter whose ambitions stretch far beyond the wheel and the kiln. In Chicago, his leadership of artist-led spaces has catalyzed interest and excitement in a formerly neglected neighborhood, as he uses culture as a transformational weapon. Full bio
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