Resident artists’ Vagabond Reviews will give a talk that will take place at Comfort Station in the heart of Logan Square as a part of the Comfort Society series of talks this summer. The Comfort Society talks are knowledge-sharing sessions that encompass anything from the useful to the unexpected. This series of talks is sponsored by Intelligentsia Coffee.
Comfort Station is a multi-disciplinary art space with challenging and stimulating arts programming that is free and open to all. Comfort Station is located at:
2579 N Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL 60647
Talks are free and open to the public. Coffee will be served.
About Vagabond Reviews:
Co-founded by Ailbhe Murphy and Ciaran Smyth, Vagabond Reviews is an interdisciplinary platform combining socially engaged art and research practice. As artists and researchers, they are interested in engaging broader publics in alternative forms of cultural participation and knowledge production.
As an interdisciplinary platform, Vagabond Reviews seeks to bring the two registers of art and research together by developing creative and collaborative models of knowledge production, representation and distribution through a combination of art practice, research strategies and critical review. While in Chicago, they hope to engage with a wide variety of researchers, artists and practitioners around topics including architecture, urban planning, socially engaged art and others avenues of exploration that critically consider the landscape of Chicago.
Their residency project, Scientia Civitatis: Missing Titles Chicago, invites practitioners from within the field of social practice, architecture, urban planning and beyond to contribute a title of a book yet to be written about the city. The title should be needed, even urgent, but unwritten. It can be practical, but even better provocative, revolutionary or otherwise immoderate in its ambition for understanding and transforming the city.
Presented loosely as ‘findings’ towards the close of their residency, Missing Titles Chicago Vagabond Reviews seek to create a temporary library that offers a ‘diagnostic snapshot’ of Chicago through the prism of its unwritten imaginary.