LET US SHIFT ( L. U. S.) is an independent artist-project space dedicated to empowering shape-shifters and change-makers in the visual arts. As a first stage, L.U.S. holds space virtually to hear stories through artists' interviews and collaborations. Artists are invited to contribute their work based on their commitment to their practice and their need to “shift” norms. Grounding for L.U.S. comes from the work of Gloria E. Anzaldúa who ends her book Light in the Dark/Luz en lo oscuro with "si se puede, que así sea, so be it,/estamos listas, vámonos./ Now let us shift." Other works informing space building came from Sarah Schulman’s writings on social practice in The Gentrification of the Mind: Witness To A Lost Imagination. Support for L.U.S. as a project space started with the help of the New York Foundation for the Arts Immigrant Artists Program in 2019 and the mentorship of Jennifer L. Datchuk.