Featuring: Erick Lyle (Streetopia), Ilene Palacios (Gozamos/Cultura in Pilsen), Noah Moskowitz (Somos Logan Square)
Moderator: Marc Fisher (Temporary Services/Half Letter Press)
On the occasion of Erick Lyle’s visit to Chicago to discuss his recent book, “Streetopia,” Museum and Exhibition Studies at UIC and Gallery 400 present a conversation on art, activism, and gentrification. The event includes presentations from artists and local organizers in addition to Lyle’s presentation on Streetopia, an anti-gentrification art fair that took place in San Francisco.
Erick Lyle is a writer, curator, musician, and underground journalist. His work has appeared in Art in America, Vice, California Sunday Magazine, Huck, LA Weekly, Brooklyn Rail, and on NPR’s This American Life. He currently lives in Brooklyn, NY.
Ilene Palacios is a leader for Gozamos, a non-profit online magazine and collective whose audience and volunteer contributors are mainly Latinx millennials. She also co-manages Cultura in Pilsen, an art gallery and community space that serves as a home base for Gozamos.
Noah Moskowitz is a cofounder and volunteer organizer with Somos/We are Logan Square. His organizing includes working with tenants to fight rent increases & economic evictions, experimenting with strategies to win tenant-based collective bargaining agreements, and organizing against developers building luxury developments in Logan Square to guarantee substantial commitments to affordable housing.
Marc Fischer is an artist and teacher based in Chicago. Since 1998 he has been a member of the artist group Temporary Services (currently Fischer and Brett Bloom). Temporary Services also maintains the publishing imprint and webstore Half Letter Press. He started the initiative Public Collectors in 2007 and has used it to produce numerous publications, exhibitions and events.