Art in Vacant Storefronts in the US

Lauren RosenbergLauren Rosenberg, Program Manager at the Chicago Office of Tourism and Culture, completed her 2011 Master’s thesis on the 'art in storefronts' movement in America.

Her research analyses three initiatives that make temporary use of empty spaces, all of which are led by different organisations - a Chamber of Commerce in Chicago, a government agency in San Francisco, and an artist-run, not-for-profit group in New York - which have different strategic goals and their own challenges.

In late 2011, Lisa Andersen spoke with Lauren about her research and what she has learned about empty space projects in the US.