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Race and Place: Some Chicago Girls on Art and Architecture + The Protest Banner Lending Library

April 21, 2017
10:30am  -  12:00pm
Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago Rooms, Second Floor North, 78 E Washington St, Chicago, IL 60602

Leslie Simon will review Race and Place: Architectures of Segregation and Liberation an exhibition examining spatial injustice in the U.S. Amanda Williams will join her in conversation about Color(ed) Theory. Williams painted abandoned houses on Chicago’s South Side using a culturally coded, monochromatic palette. They both grew up there, decades apart; one black, and one white. As they explore their “accidental” collaboration, they will discuss how art and artifacts about loss can instigate liberation.

Afterwards visit the Protest Banner Lending Library; a space for people to gain skills to learn to make their own banners. It’s a communal sewing space where different voices are supported, and a place where people can loan handmade banners to use in protests. Aram Han Sifuentes and Ishita Dharap will have their studios open in the Garland Gallery, Second Floor South.

2017  2017 — Chicago  JUSTICE  Open House