1. On Chicago’s South Side, an abundance of abandoned space coupled with a lack of access to healthy, affordable food is holding an entire community captive to circumstance. It’s a situation that artist Emily Schiffer aims to radically alter with See Potential, a series of large-scale photographs that she’s produced in collaboration with local artists, and that she plans to install on buildings around the neighborhood. The result? Public art that helps a community reimagine their shared spaces: vibrant gardens instead of vacant lots, community centers instead of empty storefronts, and more. It’s our Project of the Day.

    On Chicago’s South Side, an abundance of abandoned space coupled with a lack of access to healthy, affordable food is holding an entire community captive to circumstance. It’s a situation that artist Emily Schiffer aims to radically alter with See Potential, a series of large-scale photographs that she’s produced in collaboration with local artists, and that she plans to install on buildings around the neighborhood. The result? Public art that helps a community reimagine their shared spaces: vibrant gardens instead of vacant lots, community centers instead of empty storefronts, and more. It’s our Project of the Day.