Your Call: How to create safe and affordable live/work spaces for artists
How do we create live/work spaces that are safe and affordable for artists?
On December 2, 36 people died in Oakland’s Ghost Ship warehouse fire, adding even more urgency to the affordable housing crisis. Oakland City Planner Kelly Kahn says officials are exploring how to create more affordable housing for “artists, teachers, service workers and many more who need this kind of housing.” What would a real plan look like?
Tom DeCaigny, director of Cultural Affairs for the San Francisco Arts Commission
Sam Lefebvre, freelance journalist in Oakland who has written for The Guardian, The Wire, Pitchfork, the East Bay Express, and the New York Times
Greg Handberg, senior vice president of properties for ArtSpace
Sam Tepperman-Gelfant,deputy managing attorney at Public Advocates
San Francisco Chronicle: How Oakland can help make future Ghost Ships legal
The Kenneth Rainin Foundation: $1.7 Million Investment To Help Create Safe & Affordable Space for Oakland’s Arts Community