Kerri Culhane

Board Member, Think!Chinatown

For over 20 years, activist-public historian Kerri Culhane has used applied interdisciplinary research to inform a community-based approach to neighborhood placekeeping, more critical than ever at this time of accelerating physical, social, cultural and economic change in New York. Focused on the historic immigrant neighborhoods of the Lower East Side, Bowery, Chinatown and Little Italy, Kerri uses the past as a lens to gain perspective on critical issues confronting communities today. Her award-winning writing and exhibition curation have supported local efforts to celebrate and sustain the cultural landscape. She is a planner with a PhD in architecture and urban history.