Re:Center 2020/ Chicago Parks as Learning Labs for Civic Engagement and Cultural Stewardship

Oct 24, 2020 – Jan 31, 2021

78 E. Washington
Chicago, IL 60602

Exhibit Hall, 4th Floor North

A grant-funded initiative of the Chicago Park District, Re: Center has sought to build a process that encourages artists, park staff, and citizens to collaboratively develop community-centered arts and cultural programs at their local park. Through the display of images, field notes, cultural asset maps and learning tools collected and created over the past five years, as well as a gathering space that will host dialogues, workshops and game play, the exhibition engages participants in reimagining the cultural resources of their communities for the present/future while also considering how public spaces like parks can be hubs for creative thinking and doing that result in pleasure, leisure, learning, revitalization and social justice.

Programmed in collaboration with the Chicago Park District’s Arts & Culture Unit