Stephen Zacks is an architecture critic, urbanist, and curator based in Brooklyn and a native of Flint, Michigan. Founder and creative director of Flint Public Art Project, he received an M.A. in Liberal Studies from the New School for Social Research, a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Humanities from Michigan State University, served as an editor at Metropolis, and has received awards from the Warhol Foundation, Creative Capital, ArtPlace, Graham Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, MacDowell Colony, NY State Council on the Arts, and the Newtown Creek Fund. He is currently writing a nonfiction narrative about New York during the mid-70s fiscal crisis, tentatively titled How to Kill or Make a City: Art in the Ruins of New York, 1958- 1989, which reexamines role of artist’s communities in neighborhood change in light of the wildly inflationary city that it turns out financial leaders planned to create all along.