Tagged: placemaking

Why aren’t we all developers by now?

By Charles Vinz One of the most common narratives in the discussion around artists and the places in which they live and work is the availability of affordable space. This article primarily discusses the...

The Perils of Building Parks on Forgotten Land

This originally ran in Lumpen issue #125, the Placemakers and Takers issue By Matt David Chicago has a long, deep memory of itself, with a running documentary and mythmaking machine inside every Chicagoan. Neighborhoods have...

Power and the Placemakers

By Krisann Rehbein This originally ran in Lumpen #125: The Placemakers and Takers issue As a strategy for increasing livability and spurring economic growth, cities across the United States have pinned their hopes on the so-called...

Thoughts on Creative Placetaking

From our Placemakers and Placetakers issue, released this weekend. By Sean M. Starowitz and Julia Cole “Cities are the handiwork of the real estate man” – J.C. Nichols ‘Place’ is a tricky word in...

10 of Chicago’s Placemakers … plus one

Hi everyone, Lumpen is releasing our 125th issue, the Placemaking and Placetaking issue, next weekend. Here are some people and organizations that are involved in Placemaking and Placetaking around Chicago. 1. Theaster Gates We could list individually...

A Placemaking Reading List

Hi everyone, Lumpen is releasing our 125th issue, the Placemaking and Placetaking issue, next weekend. Here’s a reading list so you can know what’s up for the issue. Compiled by Kyle Gaffin and Brie McGuire We put...