FRIDAY TOURS: Visits Cultural Spaces in our 5 selected Neighborhoods

ALL:

Prof. Williams has arranged GUIDED TOURS of various cultural spaces in each of our selected neighborhoods/sites for the IDEAHAUS.  Please see the attached document (or text below) for the address and start time of the tour for your area.

Most tours start at 2pm, with the exception of Uptown (noon) and Pilsen (1pm).

This is a fun way to decompress after a great showing at Mid-Term Reviews. Each of these spaces has elements of an IDEAHAUS in its own way and should offer insight into the designated neighborhood as well as design strategies for programming and form-making in the second half of the semester.
PLEASE NOTE: These are GUIDED tours, so it is critical that you arrive on time. If you plan on NOT attending, and/or would like to attend a tour of a facility that is not in your designated area, please email Prof. Williams immediately, as your names have been given to the guides. While they are happy to accommodate more/less, its helpful and courteous to let them know who to expect.  If you are running late, or your plans change, please call the facility and/or a classmate who is attending to alert them to your status.

S15_ARCH306_IDEAHAUS_Neighborhood Tours

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UPTOWN/EDGEWATER

6018North

6018 N Kenmore Ave, Chicago, IL 60660

http://6018north.net/

Meet Tricia van Eck at 12pm for a guided tour of her historic prarie style mansion turned experimental cultural institution. Trica is a former curator of the MCA and a longtime resident of the Uptown/Edgewater area. She will lead a lively discussion of the area following the tour.

BRING A DISH/FOOD/BEVERAGE from the neighborhood to share at her community table. Then tour your sites and reflect on comments from the review!

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HUMBOLDT/LOGAN

Congress Theater

2135 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60647

http://www.woodtinarch.com/2015-con

Meet a Brian Foote of WoodhouseTinucci Architects at 2pm to tour the 90-year old historic structure that is undergoing major renovations that will highlight some of its historic character while breathing new life and culture through alternate uses including housing. Then venture out into the neighborhood to your own project site to imagine your IDEAHUAS proposal in place.

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PILSEN

Blue1647 Tech Incubator and Innovation Center

1647 S. Blue Island, Chicago, IL 60608

http://www.blue1647.com/

(312) 880-7540

Meet Keith Bradley at 1pm for a guided tour of an up and coming hybrid space on Blue Island in Pilsen. Then stay in the area for the evening and venture futher east, over to the Halsted corridor between 17th and 19th for SECOND FRIDAY Open Art Studios to see a variety of hybrid arts spaces. The Chicago Art Department (C.A.D.—1932 S. Halsted) will have an exhibition of works by students from the non-profit youth art organization, Marwen. http://www.chicagoartdepartment.org/

 

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BRIDEGPORT/McKINLEY

Bridgeport Art Center

1200 W. 35th Street, Chicago, IL 60609 (Enter on North Side off of Racine/34th)

773-247-3000

http://bridgeportart.com/

Meet Mike at 2pm in the main office. He will give a guided tour of the historic former Spiegel Catalog Warehouse turned event space, fashion design incubator, artists lofts, gym, storage facility, weekend farmer’s market, museum…complete with a fledgling beekeeping facility on the roof! Mike will introduce you to a few resident artists and designers in the building

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HYDEPARK/WASHINGTON PARK

Dorchester Projects/Re-Build Foundation

6916 S. Dorchester, Chicago IL

http://rebuild-foundation.squarespace.com/

2pm. Meet Ken Stewart, Chief Operating Officer for Re-Build Foundation, a nonprofit organization that endeavors to rebuild the cultural foundations of underinvested neighborhoods and incite movements of community revitalization that are culture based, artist led, and neighborhood driven; spaces include a cinema house, arts studios, a listening house, monastery and former Bank turned Art Center. A car is needed if you plan to see the “ART BANK” under construction a few blocks away from the main hub of buildings located on Dorchester between 69th and 70th street.

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