Exhibition: Jan 18 - Mar 1

Date & Time

Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 6:00 PM to Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 6:00 PM

Location

300 E Garfield Blvd, Chicago, IL 60637

Admission

Free and open to the public.

Contact



artsandpubliclife@uchicago.edu

Description

SOUTH SIDE SPECULATIONS

EXHIBITION:
JAN 18 - MAR 1, 2019


OPENING RECEPTION: 
FRIDAY JAN 18 | 6:00–8:00pm
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

South Side Speculations grew out of a two-year intergenerational collaboration among Chicago-based high school students, arts and humanities scholars, and practicing artists and storytellers. 

It investigates the impact of structural violence on health and wellness across the South Side, with a particular focus on Englewood, Greater Grand Crossing, Washington Park, and Woodlawn. 

Resisting progress narratives that promise things will always get better and nostalgic accounts of carefree pasts, this exhibition asks how economic, political and cultural structures evolve in the past, present, and future. It imagines alternative physical and social infrastructures for neighborhoods and communities, detail complex social determinants of health, and document ever present policing. 

Curators: 
Jennifer Brier, Ph.D, Director of Gender & Women’s Studies Program, University of Illinois-Chicago

Ireashia Bennett, Chicago-based photographer, multimedia artist, and emerging filmmaker; Audio-Visual Production Specialist for the Transmedia Story Lab

RELATED PROGRAMS AT THE ARTS INCUBATOR:


JAN 24 | 6pm
Speculating the Past: A Panel on Intergenerational History

FEB 9 | 11am
Speculative Design Makers Session

FEB 12 | 6pm
Speculating the Future: A Panel on Afrofuturism

FEB 28 | 6pm
Speculating the Now: A Panel on Healing Justice