Public Dialogue explored the ever-increasing role that artists, creative professionals, cultural organizations, and anchor institutions play in the growth and fostering of communities. The focus is on the urban landscape, both the built environment and the spaces in between.
Through an exhibition, public reading room, and series of curated conversations, cultural producers and the public will engage with the theoretical and actual concepts behind this movement.
Curated by Allison Glenn and Dara Epison
May 8: Public Dialogue #1 | Creative Strategies for Redevelopment: Artists as Catalysts for Neighborhood Regeneration with Edgar Arceneaux, Faheem Majeed, and Brandon Johnson
July 15-August 9 | Washington Park Archival Project
July 19, 6:30pm | Public Dialogue #2 - Artists and Communities: The Gentrification Conversation
July 25-28, 10am-5pm | LaMont Hamilton: Portraits with the Public
August 4, 12-4pm | Washington Park Archival Project presents: Sixty Inches From Center and the Chicago Arts Archive project