artist, former director, Asian Community Development Corporation
Jeremy Liu is an artist, urban planner, and community development professional. Most recently he served as the Executive Director of the Asian Community Development Corporation (ACDC) -- a community-based, not-for-profit developer of affordable housing that works to build vibrant, healthy and just neighborhoods for all. ACDC serves as a bridge to and for the Asian/Asian American community of Greater Boston. By addressing housing, economic, and leadership development needs, ACDC improves the quality of life for all communities where Asians and Asian Americans live and work. For over 15 years he has worked for and with communities of color, seniors, and youth to creatively confront issues of social and environmental equity, affordable housing, and community empowerment. He has written and lectured in the US and abroad about participatory planning, technology, and the community development role for arts and culture; he has created arts-based community development projects in the US and Asia. He has received an Artadia Artist Prize, a Visible Republic Artist Grant, and several LEF Foundation Contemporary Work Fund grants. His work has been recognized by the MacArthur Foundation/HASTAC, the Ford Foundation/ESC, Neighborworks America, the Boston Foundation, and others. He is currently a Barr Fellow.