Basic Sewing & Design Workshop #1 at Dorchester Projects

This is a guest post by Savannah Wood June 1 marked the first day of Rebuild Foundation’s Sewing/Textile Arts Program. This class teaches middle- and high-school aged students basic sewing and design skills, focusing on embellishment and reworking existing garments, while fostering conversations about personal style. In our first session at Dorchester Projects, we created… Learn More

Expo Chicago at Dorchester

On Sunday, September 23, we welcomed visitors from Expo Chicago to work with us and some of our neighbors on a handful of projects at our spaces on Dorchester Avenue…

Black Cinema House Nearing Completion

Windows are all replaced, floors are level, and our beautiful historic metal bay has been restored. At this rate, we are are planning to have things at 6901 S. Dorchester up and running in by this summer. Work by our general contractor, Structures LLC, is quickly giving way to our custom finishes of salvaged materials… Learn More

Chicago Film Archives Summer Residency

We know that this is late in the year to finally post about this, but if not now then when? This past summer the Chicago Film Archives curated the screening of a series of silent movie outdoor films, which took place in the backyards of several of the Dorchester spaces. There was expressed interest by neighbors… Learn More