Tag Archives: The Beast

Cancelled: Saturday School: Fort Cardboard

Due to a personal emergency, this event has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience. Hosted by SHoP, Saturday School is a mini autonomous learning and making site located in the belly of John Preus’ The Beast currently on view until August 3, 2014. The Beast program is made possible in part by a grant from the […]

Radical Educators Meeting

Educators from in-and-around the Chicagoland area meet to discuss issues involving education and art.  This discussion is led by Mike Nourse.

Colin Ward Memorial Potluck: Sanjeev Shankar

Please join us on Thursday, June 26 at 6pm for a dialogue titled Collective Sense: Community participation as a Design Tool with visiting Jackman Goldwasser resident Sanjeev Shankar. Sanjeev is in residence currently exploring sustainable and collective architectural practices in Chicago as an extension of his ongoing research-based practice in India. For this event, Sanjeev will present current […]

Hyde Park/Kenwood Community Action Council Meeting

The Hyde Park/Kenwood Community Action Council will meet inside The Beast, an architectural  installation that speaks to the collective dialogue within a community space. Come, join, participate in creating a vision for Hyde Park and Kenwood community schools! Mixer with refreshments will start at 5:30 pm. Elections for Co-Chairs and Co-Secretaries will take place during this meeting. *** […]

Bio-Graphing The Beast: Session End Celebration

Stockyard Institute will host a four-part workshop series examining the organs of the beast as a metaphor for our social and historical locations in Chicago. We will look at the body and the city as a place of knowledge and memory, and map blueprints for creating social change. The sessions are directed towards teenage youth […]

Story Slam

Accomplished storyteller, Judith Heineman and artist/educator, Laura Shaeffer curate a series of four storytelling competitions called Story Slams. Each event will explore a theme related to the exhibition and decided by Heineman and Shaeffer. A story slam consists of five-minute true stories, told without notes or props. Ten people sign up to tell their stories. […]

Bike Tour of Hyde Park Art Spaces

EXPLORING HYDE PARK IS MORE FUN ON A BIKE! Hop on your bike and ride with us on this special Hyde Park edition of our annual art spaces bike tour. In honor of the Art Center’s 75th Anniversary in Hyde Park, we’ll explore art spaces and cultural organizations located here in our neighborhood. The tour begins […]

Saturday School: Unscrew-U

Hosted by SHoP, Saturday School is a mini autonomous learning and making site located in the belly of John Preus’ The Beast currently on view until August 3, 2014. This week’s topic: Unscrew-U Led by Margaret Bruno and Peter Zelchenko, Unscrew-U is a home repair workshop for DIY repairs and autodidacts. Experts bring tools and know-how, novices bring junk and curiosity, […]

Colin Ward Memorial Potluck: Jamie Kalvin

Upheaval, Grief and Creativity Within the format of the Colin Ward Memorial Potluck Series, Invisible Institute presents a series of community conversations and potluck dinners led by writer Jamie Kalven joined by a different guest each session. The series will address difficult subjects that disrupt the relationship between city and citizen. Today’s topic: Sexual assault Patricia Evans and Anne Ream, whose […]

Bio-Graphing the Beast: Intestines (Waste in Urban Spaces)

Stockyard Institute will host a four-part workshop series examining the organs of the beast as a metaphor for our social and historical locations in Chicago. We will look at the body and the city as a place of knowledge and memory, and map blueprints for creating social change. The sessions are directed towards teenage youth […]