TRANSFORMING STRANGERS INTO NEIGHBORS
The League of Creative Interventionists works with communities to reimagine the social and physical landscapes of their cities and prompt curiosity, creativity, and connection. Check out our recent and past projects to learn more.
OUR LEAGUE CHAPTERS
Our League chapters around the US and worldwide are led by passionate, talented and engaged leaders dedicated to inciting positive change in their communities through collaboratively designed artistic interventions.
HOW WE DO IT
We believe that process is crucial and that working in partnership with community leaders, residents and youth is essential to building sustainable, empathetic and loving communities.
We work with organizations and cities to address social challenges by creating unique installations that encourage people to break down social barriers.
We have chapters around the United States and Europe that work within their cities to consistently create meaningful and authentic spaces.
League workshops teach participants about creative interventions and help them identify a challenge, create a small-scale temporary solution, and implement and test it rapidly.
Hunter Franks // Artistic Director
Hunter Franks is the founder and Artistic Director of the League of Creative Interventionists. His participatory projects create shared spaces and experiences that break down social barriers and catalyze connections between people and communities.
In 2014, he was named one of GOOD Magazine's GOOD 100. His Neighborhood Postcard Project was named one of "12 bright ideas for better cities" by the Los Angeles Times. His work has been exhibited throughout the United States and featured in Fast Company, the Guardian, and Atlantic Citylab. In 2011 he walked from Los Angeles to New Mexico - an experience that fueled his desire to connect with strangers and tell the stories of underrepresented places. He currently resides in San Francisco, California.
Anne Koller // Programs Director
Anne Koller is the Programs Director, aka Chief Doer for the League of Creative Interventionists. She has a passion for emotion-based public art and design thinking. After losing her father to a sudden heart attack in the summer of 2011, she set forth on a mission to bring emotions to life through public, interactive and tangible experiences to provide opportunities for people to explore their emotions in a new way. As Founder and Chief Emotion Officer of TAPIN in New York City, Anne worked on numerous public campaigns and installations including #outfear, #ownhappy, #beloved and #CrackYourEmotionCode, which brought to life 8 of the main emotions at a tech company on Wall Street. She has written about grief in GOOD Magazine and has been featured in Idealist, Huffington Post, Village Voice, BRIC TV and other publications for her work in changing the conversation around emotions. Anne has a MPA from Columbia University and has worked as a strategist and coordinator for Google, World Economic Forum and ?What If! She currently resides in Oakland, California.
Michelle Zucker // Community Manager
Michelle Zucker is the Community Manager for the League of Creative Interventionists. After spending a few years working in Copenhagen, she moved to San Francisco to pursue her interests in improving the quality and livability of cities through art and design. As the founder of Restart [your city], Michelle has worked on numerous participatory projects, community engagement workshops and short film documentaries in an effort to help empower communities.
Her passion centers on how humans use and interact with space, particularly in how environmental and social systems can facilitate adaptive, healthy urban spaces. Her proposal to activate the Tenderloin neighborhood of San Francisco was one of the winners of Eleven Magazine’s second international ideas and design competition. More recently she was a featured artist in the 2016 Market Street Prototyping Festival with her storytelling prototype StreetSpeak. Michelle believes the greatest opportunity for the future development of cities lies in the people and communities that call it home. She dreams of creating public spaces that are curated by human desires.