Place Lab

Place Lab is a joint enterprise of the University of Chicago's Arts + Public Life initiative and the Harris School of Public Policy, dedicated to fostering a fundamental shift in urban development policies in the U.S. and around the world through immersive arts and culture transformations. Combining Place Lab's innovative place-based practices with Chicago Harris' longstanding commitment to cultural policy and rigorous evidence-based analysis, the new Place Lab seeks to be a catalyst for expanded impact at the intersection of arts, culture and public policy around the globe. 

Learn more at the Place Lab website. 

In February 2016, Place Lab merged with the Harris School of Public Policy's Cultural Policy Center. Read more about the merger.


pin301 E Garfield Boulevard
Chicago, IL 60637

Wed-Fri 12:00pm-6:00pm
Extended hours during events