Chelsea S. Bruck is pursuing her Master’s in City Planning with a concentration in Housing, Community, and Economic Development in the MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning. At CoLab, Chelsea is on the research and evaluation team for artist Mel Chin’s Fundred Dollar Bill Project— an ongoing collaborative art project geared toward raising awareness of and eradicating childhood lead poisoning.
With a deep interest in the ways in which the arts can work together with urban planning and policy to improve communities, Chelsea enrolled in graduate school after five years of working with artists, museums, and other cultural organizations across America and internationally. Previously, Chelsea lived in Jakarta, Indonesia, where she helped to launch the country’s first contemporary art museum (Museum MACAN) as the museum’s Head of Communications and Development. Before Museum MACAN, she worked for three years in New York as a consultant for some of the world’s leading cultural institutions, including SFMOMA, Park Avenue Armory, The Apollo Theater, and the MIT List Visual Arts Center. She holds a B.A. from Northwestern University in Communication Studies with a specialization in Art Theory & Practice.