Creative Grounds @ Anthony Overton

Date(s) - 07/28/18
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

4927 S Indiana Ave

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Creative Grounds

Creative Grounds @ Anthony Overton

Sat, July 28, 2018 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM

During summer of 2018, Creative Grounds presents 8×3: Art + Architecture in collaboration with the Washington Park Development Group.

By asking how might art, design and architecture support, accelerate or amplify repurposing of closed public schools?, this project aims to produce art and design installations by collaborative teams of architects and artists that can respond both to the main prompt of Creative Grounds about the future of social infrastructure and/or are inspired by the architecture of this building or the legacy of Anthony Overton.

Creative Grounds will serve as the organizing platform to facilitate collaborative projects among Bronzeville and city-wide artists, architects, students and residents – the idea is to create 24 rooms (8 classrooms per floor x 3 floors) that have original site-specific projects that explore the intersections between art, design and architecture.

Join us during our open house and workshop days on Saturdays (June 30, July 28 & August 18) and get a hands-on collaborative experience with these teams of artists, architects, students and neighbors.

Would you like to collaborate with us? Contact us at:

Click on this link and check out what we did last Fall!

Would you like to volunteer with us?

Send us a message: We are looking for volunteers that can support the participant teams in different activities including creative/design work, fabrication, team organization and community programming.

About Creative Grounds

CREATIVE GROUNDS is an collective initiative led by BORDERLESS STUDIO to explore the community and urban role of school grounds after the largest Public Schools Closure in Chicago’s history. In collaboration with community organizations, artists, educators, architects, urban designers, planners, administrators, journalists, activists and social innovators, this research and creative platform assembles ideas and documents processes of schools’ repurposing focused on leveraging the legacy of their past, identifying present opportunities, and exploring future potential of these community assets.