'Public Space Camp' Pop Up Library @ Compound Yellow
Read/Write Library's Pop Up Library at the Public Space Camp exhibition features local takes on the use of Chicago's public spaces, both official and unofficial. The publications explore transportation options and interventions on public roadways and public transit; art from the City of Chicago's public arts programs to anonymous graffiti zines to oil paintings of abandoned public spaces owned by the city; community-devised, self-determined neighborhood plans; Chicago power plant directories from the days before public utilities; high school students documenting their own neighborhood landscapes, and more proposals for and perspectives on public space from the people who use it and create its character.
Read/Write Library Workshops in Conjunction with Public School
All workshops free and open to the public, recommended for ages 12-adult
Grassroots Research Strategies
2pm, Saturdays: April 21, May 12
In this workshop, participants will discuss the role of libraries and other institutional keepers of knowledge and explore simple approaches to transferring that authority to their own communities by challenging and adding to the record. We will generate questions about Oak Park and the Chicago area, neighborhoods, parks, public art, streets and transportation, or whatever line of local inquiry participants choose, and work together to compile potential sources to answer them using the expertise of local media and our family, friends, and neighbors.
Learn more about Public Space Camp at Compound Yellow