Climate and Cultural Resilience Map at Overton
Using public art as a platform to raise awareness of urban flooding and stormwater management in Chicago, the initiative uses a large-scale public mural to visualize the city's flooding percentages among the neighborhoods.
Project Pipeline - INOMA
Project Pipeline is an architecture summer camp hosted by the Illinois Chapter of National Organization of Minority Architects (I-NOMA) that empowers the youth to affect change in their community through design. Students are exposed to architecture, planning, and challenging design issues at different scales in their own city. The collaborative process allows students to connect concepts through diagramming, model-building and site visits, often bringing up questions of scale, ownership and responsibility.
Creative Grounds - Overton
Activation Day at former Anthony Overton Elementary School is part of Creative Grounds - a research and social initiative exploring the role of schools following the largest public school closure in Chicago's history. Architects, artists, and community members came together to re-activate the space and explore inclusive processes for repurposing closed schools.
Local gardeners of Kumunda Community Garden, residents of Woodlawn and beekeeping enthusiasts joined Phoenix Farm's weekly hive inspection on the grounds of First Presbyterian Church. Local beekeeper Marek points out signs of healthy honey production and population control. Participants wore full beesuits as they smoked out the bees and managed the excessive drone larvae population, which is detrimental to the hive as they prepare for the colder months.
Wright Plus Annual Housewalk
Frank Lloyd Wright Trust's Annual Housewalk features stunning private residences that are open to the public. Patrons are able to hop on and off the trolly in an all-day event to visit the featured sites and enjoy architectural history.