Archive House

The Archive House is located next-door to the Listening House and serves as a gallery, micro library, community nexus, and one-time administrative hub for Rebuild Foundation. The Archive House is currently home to a portion of the remaining stock of the now-closed Prairie Avenue Bookshop and the University of Chicago glass lantern slide collection. Along with the albums acquired from the now-closed Dr. Wax Records and the Johnson Publishing Library, these collections, which are maintained as complete bodies of work, provide egalitarian access to knowledge and prompt questions about what it means to have world-class archives on the South Side of Chicago.

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Méthode Room: le peuple qui manque

Le Peuple Qui Manque is a Paris-based art curatorial platform created by Kantuta Quiros and Aliocha Imhoff. They join Rebuild Foundation in Chicago as part of Rebuild’s Méthode Room residency program.

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Xavier Wrona

In partnership with EXPO Chicago, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, the Institut français, and independent curator Guillame Désanges, Rebuild welcomed Xavier Wrona as curator-in-residence for a ten-week project, Georges Bataille, Architecture, and the World Over – An Attempt in General Economy. The project, the first in the Méthode Room residency series, featured an exhibition… Learn More