Ava Bromberg is a writer, spacemaker, and student of cities. Her research, curatorial work, and activism concern public space, public art, the social environment of cities, and just development. She is co-founder of the research and exhibition initiative In the Field and of Mess Hall, an experimental cultural center in Chicago. As In the Field, Ms. Bromberg collaborates on research, publications, and exhibitions about how people and communities transform their environments to better suit their needs and desires. She co-edited Belltown Paradise / Making Their Own Plans and is working on another publication, UNHOUSED: Creative responses to homelessness and innovation at the margins of affordability. Ms. Bromberg is currently a doctoral student the UCLA Department of Urban Planning where she is managing editor of the department's journal, Critical Planning. See www.spa.ucla.edu... for current and previous issues.