SEE POTENTIAL was a public art project that installed large-scale documentary photographs onto abandoned buildings on the South Side of Chicago. The images were used as advertising for community-led revitalization plans in the area. SEE POTENTIAL’s installations invited viewers to sign petitions of support via text messaging. Our website mapped and tracked each installation’s progress. Our community partners then used this data to bring their idea to fruition. For example: our partners used the data to convince local politicians to support their efforts, supplement loan applications, and aggregate grass roots support.This project was conceived of by myself and Orrin Williams, Founder and Director of the Center for Urban Transformation in Chicago. It was produced by Magnum Foundation, and funded by the Open Society Foundation, Magnum Foundation, The Dreyhouse Foundation, the Panta Rhea Foundation, the Compton Foundation, and 366 Kickstarter backers.