Theaster Gates’ Keynote at the Creative Chicago Expo


I’ve been waiting to write about Theaster Gates’ keynote from last weekend until I tracked down the video because it would have been really hard to capture the speech simply through a blog post, and I didn’t even want to try! I tried looking up other interviews by Gates, specifically an interview by Colbert, but they had a drastically different feel to them :) like Gates points out, he felt at home at the Chicago Cultural Center, and it shows! Gates talks about sincerity in the work we do, about taking ownership of your own environment and how little steps can make a huge difference in the long run. He delivers a very passionate and powerful speech! You should really watch the video rather than read about it, so I’ll leave it at that :)

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