Black Scholars Salon: Thelma Golden + Theaster Gates

Join us for April’s Black Scholars Salon, a collaboration between Rebuild Foundation, Arts + Public Life and the Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture featuring Thelma Golden in conversation with Theaster Gates. Thelma and Theaster will discuss Golden’s experiences growing a Black museum, and the role and challenge of institutionality in black cultural spaces.  … Learn More

Samaria Rice: A Mother Speaks

In the Fall of 2016, Rebuild Foundation received the gazebo from the Cudell Recreation Center in Cleveland, Ohio, where twelve-year-old Tamir Rice was murdered by the Cleveland Police. Samaria Rice, Tamir’s mother, will speak about why and how the gazebo came to Chicago, its significance and its care.

Taking Control of the Narrative: Shorts + conversation with Pemon Rami, David Weathersby and Abe Thompson

An evening of shorts and conversation with Chicago filmmakers, presented in partnership with It’s A Short, an online platform for award winning/award nominated short film, video and web series. The Negro Entertainer (Pemon Rami, 2014, 6 min) Is black face really necessary? An actor comes to terms with his true expression. The Joan Dameron Crisler… Learn More

Sankofa City Summer School Kick-Off

What will the South Side of Chicago look like in 2021?  Vanguard L.A. Rebellion filmmaker and founder of Kaos Network Ben Caldwell kicks off a week-long workshop on visualizing the future of our community with this presentation of his work around the transformation of LA’s Leimert Park. Through the production of Afro-speculative design videos, Caldwell… Learn More

Sankofa City Summer School: Proposals for Our Future: Video Screening/Community Conversation/Reception

Note location: Connect Gallery (1520 S Harper Court) Participants in Sankofa City Summer School: South Side Design Fiction Workshop present their visions for the future of our neighborhood, in the form of speculative design videos and objects that imagine new possibilities for public spaces. Presentations will be hosted by workshop leaders, legendary filmmaker, entrepreneur and… Learn More

UChicago Architectural Biennial Tour

Join us for a tour of the historical Stony Island Arts Bank! The UChicago Architectural Biennial Shuttle runs on an hourly loop to various sites of architectural activity and speculation, including the Stony Island Arts Bank, envisioned by Theaster Gates. The tour is FREE and the bus is hop-on, hop-off. Sponsored by UChicago Arts, UChicago Office… Learn More

THE DOVETAIL SERIES: Spektral + Mikel Patrick Avery

The Spektral Quartet propels its new Dovetail Series into the 2017/18 season with a stimulating exploration of environmental sound alongside multi-faceted artist Mikel Patrick Avery. For this collaboratively devised experience, all five musicians will work together to uncover the unique resonating frequency to which the Stony Island Arts Bank is naturally tuned – all enclosed… Learn More