Sara Daleiden


Sara DaleidenMKE<->LAX

Through directing MKE<->LAX and other related agencies, Sara Daleiden focuses on cultural production and exchange through creating social interactions in developing landscapes. With bases in Los Angeles and Milwaukee, she offers support for empathetic, structural development of identity embracing various scales of experimentation, connection and production. Initiatives and platforms encourage active interpretation and embodied exploration of local places valuing public space, civic participation, economic sustainability, pedestrian awareness and celebration of difference.

Currently, Sara focuses with the Greater Milwaukee Committee on the development of The Milwaukee Method of Creative Placemaking and Creational Trails with support from ArtPlace America and the Kresge Foundation. Additionally, she is working with the Los Angeles County Arts Commission’s Civic Art Program with the Open Space Creative Graffiti Abatement Program in South Los Angeles.

Collaboration has been project-based or ongoing with America’s Black Holocaust Museum, Being Pedestrian, Cliff Garten Studio, Community Arts Resources, A Dallas Drinking Fountain Project, Freewaves, Friends of Blue Dress Park, Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design, Los Angeles Urban Rangers, MAK Center for Art and Architecture, Milwaukee Artist Resource Network, Outpost@Armory, Suzanne Lacy, Watts House Project, and West of Rome.

She received her Master of Public Art Studies degree at the University of Southern California (USC). She currently serves as a senior lecturer and program consultant with Otis College of Art and Design’s Graduate Public Practice Program. Sara has additionally taught at the University of Southern California, Woodbury University and the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design.