Through events, activations, installations

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

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. 


July 15, 2019

On Monday, July 15th, teens from the Chicago Architecture Foundation's Neighborhood Teen Ambassadors program visited former Overton School. As part of their place-based research program, teens visit historic buildings and culturally-important sites throughout Bronzevil...

July 6, 2019

On Saturday, July 6th, Creative Grounds hosted the first of three public activations of 2019. 

It was a hot summer day and we were ready to get messy with our spray paints and markers, necessary for prototyping for the Bronzeville map installation, planned to be finishe...

May 1, 2019

On Tuesday, April 16th, after weeks of prototyping and fine tuning, the long awaited Dimensions of Citizenship : Ain't You Heard - What Happens to a Dream Deferred? finally happened. 

Before the official start at 6pm, the Dream Team consisting of Valerie Wong, Julia Lo...

April 3, 2019

In preparation for our upcoming Dimensions of Citizenship : Ain't You Heard - What Happens to a Dream Deferred? program at Englewood, in collaboration with Tonika Johnson, we visited the two closed schools in Englewood that were being considered for this event: Bo...

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