June - August of 2010

This project was generously funded by a grant from the National Endowment For the Arts and supported by the Chicago Public Art Group and ENLACE Chicago.

City As Site’s goals were to develop a series of temporary public art projects in the Little Village and North Lawndale neighborhoods of Chicago’s West Side and work with young people, ages 14-21 that are residents of these respective neighborhoods. Participants learned to use interdisciplinary arts methods to create transitory, experiential and performative projects that initiated dialogue between the physical geographies and psycho-geographies of these neighboring Lawndale communities.

Lead Instructing Artist: Maria Gaspar

Assistant Instructing Artist and Blog Creator: Emily Grelck

Visiting Artists: Olivia Gude, Alexander Eisenschmidt, Sebastian Alvarez, Benjamin Thorp, Carla Duarte

Youth Artists: Abimael Benitez, Alejandra Duenas, Jesus Dominguez, Alfredo Flores, Jeanette Lopez, Paola Lopez, Erick Martinez, Telly McNeal, Rebecca Mendez, Jesus Ortega, Kevin Pough, Jasmin Ruiz, Eligha Stigler, Steven Valadez

ENLACE Chicago Staff: Paulina Camacho, Elias “Tat” Corral, Katya Nuques

For a more detailed description and more information go to the City As Site Blog!