During the Summer of 2021, Creative Grounds @ Anthony Overton focused on supporting collective visibility to community-led efforts and prototype a creative space for initiatives focused on SOLIDARITY, COOPERATION and COMMUNITY CARE. During 2020 we witnessed an unprecedented showcase of different forms of solidarity, mutual aid and community care efforts responding to the impact of both pandemic and civil unrest. Frame(Works) of Resilience is the evolution of Creative Grounds – using creativity and design to support community self-determination efforts and amplifying ways of creative cooperation.
In this edition, Creative Grounds focused on 3 collaborative projects between June – September 2021 to keep activating the grounds at former Overton School: (1) Community Garden, (2) Pop-up Exchange, and (3) Basketball (Art) Court.
Monthly community days during the Summer months (June, July, August) activated Overton and offered gatherings are opportunities for participatory, hands-on activities shaping the different projects, exchange and collective learning. Creative Grounds @ Anthony Overton has been a past contributor to Chicago Architecture Biennial, and Borderless was featured once more as part of the 2021 Edition "The Available City" under the artistic direction of David Brown.
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