The Overton Exchange is a community-led initiative to support community care and resource sharing in Bronzeville. This project seeks to cultivate and prototype a creative space for community resources while modeling new opportunities for exchange and cooperation among Southside community.
The visual identity of the Overton Exchange consists on an outdoor open market-type setting including an open structure on the West side of Overton School grounds (along Indiana Avenue). It is a space for showcasing local community-led initiatives in the form of pop-up services, vending, exhibitions, workshops and other activities.
Inspired by street markets, these structures are temporary, colorful and able to be disassembled and relocated to other sites in the city of Chicago.
Inspired by weaving, the Overton Exchange seeks to incrementally connect during the Summer months with additional community groups focused on SOLIDARITY, COOPERATION and COMMUNITY CARE as we grow the exchange community.
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Black Metropolis National Heritage Area Commission
Brave Space Alliance
Bronzeville Kenwood Mutual Aid
C.A.M.P. / Cultural Asset Mapping Project
Chicago Architecture Biennial
Chicago Mobile Makers
Collaborative for Community Wellness
Emerald South Economic Development Collaborative
Girls Like Me
Green Line South
IIT College of Architecture
People’s Budget Chicago
The Bronzeville Community Store
The Kola Nut Collaborative
The LiteraryBlkGirl Project
The Love Fridge Chicago
Urban Explorers of Chicago