Jeremy Liu
Jeremy Liu

Jeremy Liu is a community development innovation practitioner and the co-founder and principal of Creative Ecology Partners, a hybrid design and community development studio that uses people-centered strategies in community development, planning, placemaking, and engagement to build healthy, vibrant & just neighborhoods. He has been the executive director of two nationally recognized community development corporations. He has written and lectured in the U.S. and abroad about participatory planning, technology, and the community development role for arts and culture, and he regularly writes for Rooflines, the housing and community development blog for Shelterforce Magazine, a publication of the National Housing Institute. He has served on review panels for the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Science Foundation, the New England Foundation for the Arts, the San Francisco Arts Commission, and ArtPlace. He has received an Artadia Artist Prize, a Visible Republic Artist Grant, LEF Foundation Contemporary Work Fund, and Creative Work Fund grants. He has also led participatory arts- and technology-based community development projects in the U.S. and Asia. His collaborative projects include: "Chinatown"™, "The National Bitter Melon Council," and "Observatory: Oakland."

Recent Articles
The Ethics and Aesthetics of Place
The Ethics and Aesthetics of Place
Public Matters performs extended, life as art "residencies" in and with communities; they disrupt the participant-observer paradigm by becoming participant-stakeholders.
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Architecture/ Design

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Community Arts

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icon, Cultural Politics discipline

Cultural Politics

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Film & Media Arts

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icon, Literature discipline


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icon, Music discipline


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icon, Performance discipline


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Visual Arts

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