“What kind of a community do you want to live in?” That question, which can be found on the Stockyard Institute’s home page, is at the core of the organization’s identity. Founded by Jim Duignan in 1995, the Stockyard Institute is part civics project, part art practice, and wholly an experiment in liberatory social practice […]
In the permaculture site at El Paseo Community Garden, seven layers of plants grow in a harmonious, planned ecosystem. Wild strawberries flourish at the foot of fruit trees, out of direct sunlight. Comfrey grows near herbs and berries, bringing nitrogen and phosphorus to the soil, acting as a sort of natural fertilizer to neighboring plants. […]
The artist’s new solo exhibition explores the impact and imperfections of the South Side Community Art Center.
Two books explore the creativity of people in prison while highlighting their lack of access to basic necessities.
The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago’s latest exhibit preaches equity, but behind the scenes artists and former museum employees are demanding real change.
Current and former students, staff, and faculty at the top-ranked art school describe microaggressions, discrimination, and a failed anti-racism campaign.
Loved ones reflect on the loss of partners, parents, siblings, joy givers, caretakers, and secret keepers.
How the census impacts arts funding
The Evanston native’s new book of poetry explores love, loss, and pain.
The handmade clothing line offers ethical and sustainable fashion for all.
Artist Adela Goldbard draws from Mexican traditions to address issues in the neighborhood today.
Anything can become art by naming it so.
The Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology believes engagement with the sonic environment can help build more sustainable communities—and it’s demonstrating with a soundwalk in the Chicago Pedway.
The Black, Brown, and Indigenous Crew Punk Fest connects underground music with radical politics to make a community with room for everyone.
“We’re not from Humboldt Park or Lincoln Park, we’re Puerto Ricans.”