Through events, activations, installations

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

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...

July 2, 2019

On May 8th, our class, Process(ing) Transformation at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, finished with an optimistic note for what's to come, thanks to guest reviewers and peers who gave critical feedback for our design intervention framework proposal for Anth...

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 24, 2019

After a summer-long collaboration with Creative Grounds' 8x3: Art + Architecture Summer activations, I decided to produce an iteration of the analog closed school tracking system I had been working on - a book.

first iteration: Chicago XL (photo: Brandon Fields)

 second...

April 24, 2019

Finally on a warm spring day in Chicago, we get to enjoy the great outdoors at Anthony Overton Elementary School. Our site visit was more than average with surprising visits and a spontaneous interview with Lefty.

We began the day by introducing our work to a visiting c...

April 15, 2019

Student review with guests at the Department of Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Designed Objects (SAIC).

After four weeks of intense preparation, the second review for our Process(ing) Transformation course at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago finally...

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...

March 6, 2019

Our first on-site workshop was met with heavy snow and freezing temperatures, but upon our arrival at Anthony Overton Elementary School in Bronzeville, we were met with the warm smiles of our guest speakers and Bronzeville residents Stacey Adams and Paula Robinson. We...

February 27, 2019

Student review with guests at the Department of Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Designed Objects (SAIC).

We couldn’t have had a better first review for our Process(ing) Transformations class at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Guest critics included...

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