From the Publisher. The book Arts for Living takes a close look at the Abrons Arts Center as a case study for an architecture designed to address issues of public space and community life. The center was built during the 1970s fiscal crisis and designed by Prentice and Chan, Ohlhausen as a cultural institution with new educational facilities intended to enable, foster, and serve the everyday activities of the local low-income population. With essays by Alan Moore and Kim Förster, an interview with Lo-Yi Chan, and photographs by Jason Fulford. Edited by common room and Kim Förster, and designed by Geoff Han. Published by common books. Lo-Yi Chan will guide a short tour through the Abrons Arts Center followed by a conversation about building public architecture between Srdjan Jovanovic Weiss, David Smiley, and Lo-Yi Chan, moderated by common room (Lars Fischer, Todd Rouhe).