Through events, activations, installations

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

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 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 19, 2018

With great energy this past week! We hosted a social for those who wanted to either visit the building, get familiar with the space and classrooms, find a team or a partner, or just meet other participants! Teams or interested participants can still sign up for 8x3: Ar...

July 19, 2018

This week teens from the Chicago Architecture Foundation's Neighborhood Teen Ambassadors program visited former Overton School. As part of this program, Teens are spending a week (July 16-20) embedded in the neighborhood and working in collaboration with Urban Jun...

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