The Dorchester Art + Housing Collaborative (DA+HC) is a rehabilitated public housing project, a block of 32 townhomes that provides housing for artists and community members with the intent of fostering dialogue and collaboration between both groups. The DA+HC is mixed income housing and features an even distribution of artist, public, affordable rate, and market rate housing. Originally conceived in 2011, the project was spearheaded by the Rebuild Foundation in partnership with the Chicago Housing Authority, Brinshore Development, and Landon Bone Baker Architects. In addition to housing units, the project features a new arts center complete with a spring-loaded dance studio as well as a public meeting space and community garden. DA+HC functions as a hub for programs like Coffee, Tea, and Chat, a gathering of neighborhood residents who convene weekly to discuss ways to improve the Greater Grand Crossing area.
The Dorchester Art + Housing Collaborative is ADA accessible.
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In the first half of the 20th century, Chicago’s Bronzeville neighborhood was known as the Black Metropolis, alive with vibrant Black culture and business that flourished during the Great Migration. Highlighting this historical moment, multimedia artist Philip Mallory Jones has developed a first person mystery video game, “DATELINE: Bronzeville,” set in 1940 based on oral…Learn More
Barak adé Soleil is choreographer-in-residence with Rebuild Foundation for 2016 and serves as curator of Open Dances a forum featuring local and visiting artists, creating opportunities to explore movement and build community for all ages.