Through events, activations, installations

we build awareness, enable open dialogues and spark collective imagination about the future of social infrastructure in our city.

September 15, 2020

Since 2017, Borderless Studio has been activating Anthony Overton through Creative Grounds. This year brought unprecedented challenges that community members at Overton worked to overcome and strengthen the resilience of our neighborhood. 

In early June, Overton communi...

September 15, 2020

Photo: Brandon Biederman

We had a unique year at Anthony Overton. The Climate and Cultural Resilience Project was an opportunity for us to activate the space at Anthony Overton while also following COVID-19 restrictions. 

The Climate and Cultural Resilience project uses...

We are students at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. This project proposal was created through the course Process(ing) Transformation: Inclusive Approaches to Repurposing Closed Chicago Public Schools taught by faculty Paola Aguirre Serrano during the Sp...

November 16, 2019

This was our last community meet up day at Overton – Chicago's winter weather started to arrive, and was time to take a brake to incubate new ideas. As the winter light gets more dramatic and brings a different tint to the classrooms, we were able to make a few additio...

October 19, 2019

During this weekend, Overton School participates in Open House Chicago – a free, two-day public festival that offers behind-the-scenes access to 250+ architecturally, historically and culturally significant sites across the city. An added feature of this activation day...

September 21, 2019

Photos by Sandra Steinbrecher

During the summer of 2019, Overton was opened up for a series of Activation Days during which architects, artists, and community members were welcomed into the space to learn about the space and work on installations around the premises. Af...

September 15, 2019

The weekend prior to the opening of the Chicago Architecture Biennial, all teams were all hands on deck! It was very exciting to see international contributors selected by CAB curatorial team in build mode at the same time that local teams. The energy was great! Betwee...

August 31, 2019

On Saturday, August 31st, we held our third public activation for Process(ing) Transformation – this was a day full of action! Our creative community keeps growing activation after activation, and the groups are in hands-on mode to keep advancing projects. As usual, we...

July 27, 2019

On Saturday, July 27th, we held our second public activation for Process(ing) Transformation. This time around, a total of five teams and a few volunteers came to collaborate, each team being at different stages of the design and installation process. 

Be...

From July 15th to 19th, Creative Grounds and Chicago Architecture Biennial, hosted a bootcamp week for architects, designers, and artists from around the world who will be showcasing their work at Overton in September as part of the Architecture Biennial 2019 and Proce...

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