Dorchester Industries

Dorchester Industries has grown out of Rebuild’s workforce development programs. These programs connect contractors, master craftsmen and artists with residents of Chicago’s South Side to provide training in the building trades and creative industries. Trainees get hands-on construction experience as part of the team that reimagines and renovates vacant properties across Chicago. By building a cohort…

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BING Art Books

BING explores and implements a model of rotating book collections fueled by acquisition opportunities and donations. The space offers titles for sale ranging from extremely scarce museum exhibition catalogues and limited editions of artists books from small presses to well-known artist monographs. BING also offers a strong selection of books on photography, architecture, design, and more.

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The Ash Project

Developed in response to the City of Chicago’s need to find sustainable uses for trees destroyed by the emerald ash borer beetle, The Ash Project mills felled trees into lumber, using locally sourced wood to create high quality hand-crafted products. The project is the pilot of a workforce development training program that focuses on the…

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Stony Island Arts Bank

The Stony Island Arts Bank is a hybrid gallery, media archive, library and community center – and a home for Rebuild’s archives and collections. Designed by William Gibbons Uffendell and built in 1923, the bank at 68th Street and Stony Island Avenue was once a vibrant community savings and loan. By the eighties, the branch had…

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Black Cinema House

Black Cinema House hosts screenings and discussions of films by and about Black people and the issues shaping our lives. BCH also offers community video classes for youth and adults, encouraging our neighbors to explore their creativity, tell their own stories, and develop the skills to shape their own media images. Curated by film scholar Jacqueline…

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Dorchester Art + Housing Collaborative

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…

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Black Artist Retreat

The Black Artists Retreat [B.A.R.] is an annual convening of black visual artists held in Chicago, IL. As an artist led initiative the Retreat is guided by the tenets of fellowship, rejuvenation, and intellectual rigor and strives to create time and space for an intergenerational community of black visual artists to engage outside of the…

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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…

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Listening House

Originally a local candy store, the Listening House underwent a renovation to accommodate the Dr. Wax records, portions of the Johnson Publishing Library, and remaining stock from the now-closed Prairie Avenue Books, an architecture bookstore formerly located in the South Loop of Chicago.

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