Chicago Home Theater Festival – Neighborhood Field Guide Project
Dates: Every Sunday in March and April
Location: Hyde Park Art Center
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*Attending and recording public events such as police board meetings
*Engaging in projects designed to increase the role of reporting and storytelling in public discourse
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*Writing reflections to be featured in City Bureau’s blog
NEIGHBORHOOD FIELD GUIDE PROJECT
In a time of heightened xenophobia, attacks on women and queers, and racial polarization, Chicago Home Theater Festival invites strangers into each other’s homes to share an intimate meal, experience transformative art, and build intentional community across lines of difference. We center the leadership of women, femmes, and gender nonconforming people, people of color, immigrants, LGBTQ folks, and artists with disabilities. We curate performances which disrupt injustice and build towards collective action. From February through April, we are creating Neighborhood Field Guides that will feature interviews, oral histories, art work, and organizing tools designed to pave cultural safe passages through neighborhoods often deemed as “dangerous” by illuminating marginalized stories and asking question which challenge collective assumptions.
This project was created in partnership with the Hyde Park Art Center PUBLIC SCHOOL exhibition curated by Jim Duignan and Rachel Leighton S. Harper with the collaboration of Sixty Inches From Center, City Bureau, Chicago Park District, and StoryCorps. We are deeply grateful for the generous support of the Chicago Foundation for Women #100DaysFund.