R. Stein Wexler

(United States)

Stein co-creates projects with communities that examine current political and social challenges in place. Her current work includes developing a public art plan for a bus rapid transit route and a series of installations investigating alternative temporalities at sites of recreation and leisure in Raleigh, NC USA; a series of neighborhood safety interventions in Durham, NC USA; and an ongoing multi-phase remembrance process in Berlin, Germany. 

Her public art has been supported by Raleigh Arts, the Berlin Senate for Culture and Social Cohesion as well as the Duke-Durham Partnership and the Mellon and Z. Smith Reynolds Foundations. Stein was an artist in residence at documenta fifteen in Kassel, Germany and a German Chancellor’s Fellow at Berlin’s Center for Art and Urbanistics (ZK/U). Stein holds a Master’s in City and Regional Planning from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill where she received the Parker Fellowship and served as the co-editor of the Carolina Planning Journal. Stein holds a BA with honors in English from University of California, Berkeley. She lives between Berlin, Germany and Durham, NC USA.

Click here to see Stein's TEDx Talk on keeping public memory alive