OHC 2020 community partner Hyde Park Art Center co-convenes this roundtable discussion about artist-driven community activations, creative projects and placemaking across Chicago.
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Arts and culture are essential for building community, supporting development, nurturing health and well-being and contributing to economic opportunity. Collectively, they enable an understanding of the past and envisioning of a shared, more equitable future.
Hosted ahead of the Hyde Park Art Center's forthcoming 2021 exhibition, "Planting and Maintaining a Perennial Garden," this discussion between local artists will examine the role and impact of their work across Chicago.
PROGRAM MODERATOR: CIERA MCKISSICK
Ciera McKissick is the founder of AMFM, a creative arts brand based in Chicago. As a curator and producer, she seeks to combine the arts to cultivate community, access, diversity, inclusivity, intergenerational interaction and a dynamic experience. She is currently the Program Coordinator at the Hyde Park Art Center.
PROGRAM SPEAKER: PAOLA AGUIRRE SERRANO
Paola Aguirre Serrano is the founder of BORDERLESS, an urban design and research practice based in Chicago. Paola has been trained as an architect and urban designer, and her professional experience includes working with government, universities and architecture/urban design offices both in Mexico and the United States.
PROGRAM SPEAKER: JORDAN CAMPBELL
Jordan Campbell is a documentary photographer and educator whose practice is based in the advocacy of political and economic transformation within marginalized communities. Campbell was the 2018 Artist in Residence at Sweet Water Foundation and Teaching Artist for the ‘Chalet’ program with University of Chicago’s Smart Museum in collaboration with Chicago Housing Authority. Campbell serves as the Co-founder of alt_.
PROGRAM SPEAKER: TONIKA LEWIS JOHNSON
Tonika Lewis Johnson is a photographer/visual artist and lifelong resident of Englewood. In 2010, she helped co-found Resident Association of Greater Englewood (R.A.G.E.), with a mission to “mobilize people and resources to force positive change in Englewood through solution-based approaches." She is also a lead co-founder of the Englewood Arts Collective, established in 2017 to help artistically “reframe the narrative” of Englewood.
PROGRAM SPEAKER: ANN LUI
Ann Lui, AIA is a registered architect and founding principal of Future Firm, a Chicago-based architecture and design research practice. Her work focuses on spaces of collectivity and the role of architecture in producing and intervening in paradoxical conditions of belonging.
PROGRAM SPEAKER: FAHEEM MAJEED
Faheem Majeed is an artist, educator, curator and community facilitator. He is the co-director of the Floating Museum and former executive director of the South Side Community Art Center. He blends his unique experience as an artist, non-profit administrator, and curator to create works that focus on institutional critique and exhibitions that leverage collaboration to engage his immediate, and the broader community, in meaningful dialogue.
PROGRAM SPEAKER: JANELL NELSON
Janell Nelson, is a content creator, specializing in graphic design and visual project management. She started her graphic design career in the educational publishing industry and spent over 15 years in that niche, developing skills beyond design/page layout to image research, art buying, copywriting, print production and department management. She now is President and co-founder of JNJ Creative— a creative firm she runs with fellow EAC member (and husband) Joe Nelson.
PROGRAM SPEAKER: JOE NELSON
Joe Nelson grew up in West Englewood and is an accomplished fine artist and graphic designer with exploits and achievements both locally and abroad. With a multi-disciplinary approach and unique vision, his works are comprised of various mediums and surfaces. From large outdoor murals, wood sculptures, customized vinyl toys to painted canvases— anything’s game. Currently, Joe is a lead designer for Chicago's Transit Authority.
PROGRAM SPEAKER: JON VEAL
Rooted on the West side of Chicago, Jon Veal has forged a collaborative transdisciplinary practice that is informed by his relationships. Veal uses his artistic agency as a platform for social engagement and discourse. In collaboration with Jordan Campbell, Jon Veal is also the co-founder of alt_.
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