Liana Li is an interdisciplinary artist focused on environmental activism/education and collaborative structures in Chicago. Her work is local, site-specific and grounded in human relationships with resource management and the natural environment. She currently works with the Resource Center to divert waste from landfills by recovering and reusing underutilized resources. In A Square Mile of Sustainability food scraps collected from restaurants and schools in the city are made into compost to transform vacant lots into productive food hubs of local empowerment. She is a founding member of the Collective Cleaners and actively involved with Pilsen Rights and Reform Organization (PERRO) and SAIC Student Environmental Action (SEA).