Behind-the-Scenes: UnSeen City Creative Placemaking through Design Tour

Discover how design can make a difference! Explore the design of several neighborhoods and arts spaces—and learn about the vision for their futures. How can the arts can be a catalyst for neighborhood change, economic development, and revitalization? Learn about and tour the University of Chicago Arts Incubator in Washington Park, Dorchester Projects, the proposed Pullman Artspace and other city-wide initiatives to understand the steps individuals and organizations have taken to execute their vision to make change in their own neighborhoods. Hear from Marisa Novara, Program Director, Metropolitan Planning Council; Marlease Bushnell and La Keisha Leek, University of Chicago Arts Incubator, Washington Park;Theaster Gates, Director of the Arts and Public Life Initiative at the University of Chicago and artist and founder of Dorchester Projects; Landon Bone Baker Architects; and Angie Marks of Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives together with Arthur Pearson affiliated with the Pullman Artspace. Box lunch included with this daylong bus tour that incorporates various stops.


Event Details:

  • When: 

    Saturday, June 29, 2013
    9:30 AM - 4:00 PM

  • Where: 

    Chicago Architecture Foundation
    224 S. Michigan Ave.
    Chicago, IL

  • More information: 

    Event website.

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