Aneesha Marwah joined Artspace’s Consulting and Strategic Partnerships (CSP) team in June 2017. She moved to Minneapolis from Chicago, where she previously worked for Goodman Williams Group, a real estate research firm. Aneesha earned her Master of Urban Planning and Policy with a concentration in Economic Development from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) in 2015. Major projects she’s involved with at Artspace include the Preliminary Feasibility and Arts Market Studies for Artspace’s consulting communities. Before joining Artspace, her work included transit-oriented development studies, downtown master planning, and market studies.
Prior to moving to Chicago for graduate school, Aneesha lived in New Orleans for nine years, where she attended Tulane University and was the Legislative Aide to State Representative Jared Brossett. The position gave her valuable insight into the relationship between politics and urban planning, and furthered her interest in affordable housing policy, art as a tool for economic development, and the need to preserve space for culturally distinct communities. Aneesha spent her childhood in Saudi Arabia, and her love for travel and learning about new communities has not waned. She brings her knowledge and experience living and working in different parts of the world to the CSP team and looks forward to continuing to assist communities creating affordable spaces for artists.
When she is not at Artspace, you can find Aneesha playing with her big puppy, Paws; exploring all the amazing bike trails in the Twin Cities; or drinking a beer at one of the many North Loop breweries.