PBS NewsHour

Artist turns Chicago’s empty spaces into positive change

Clip: 04/26/2016 | 6m 32s

An internationally recognized artist, Theaster Gates is well versed on how to shape materials into meaningful forms. But Gates applies those principles to more than just art -- he’s also a renowned urban developer who shapes downtrodden neighborhoods into community gathering places and low-cost housing. Gates joins Jeffrey Brown to explore the intersection of art and activism.

Aired: 04/26/16

Rating: NR

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