Closing the Gaps

Artist Hunter Franks traveled across the country, intentionally designing interventions to help close gaps in racially and economically divided cities by sending postcards to strangers, printing cookbooks of favorite recipes, hosting parties to paint abandoned buildings together, and other creative ways of building connections and fighting isolation. “People really do want to connect, but sometimes they just don’t know how. … I help them by inserting the opportunity for fun and spontaneous connection into the urban landscape” (Adele Peters, “Bringing Divided Cities Together, with a Little Creativity,” Fast Company, January 21, 2015,