Posts Tagged ‘theaster gates’

Reflecting on the Ethical Redevelopment Salon Series

Seated audience gathered around presenters at the first Ethical Redevelopment Salon Session

This text first appeared in “Ethical Redevelopment Salon Sessions: Written Reflections,” published by The University of Chicago and Place Lab. It documents our experience participating in the year-long Salon Series and our ambitions for architects to promote equity within the urban environment. Learn more about Place Lab’s work and the 9 Principles of Ethical Redevelopment…

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Dorchester Art + Housing Collaborative

Located on 70th Street in Chicago’s Grand Crossing neighborhood, Dorchester Art and Housing Collaborative is the redevelopment of the former Dante Harper housing project into 32 mixed-income rental units composed of 2-3 bedrooms. Brinshore Development, Rebuild Foundation and its founder, Theaster Gates, collaborated with LBBA to create a unique development that brings art-interested public housing…

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Grand Opening: Dorchester Art+Housing Collaborative

While much of Chicago’s large-scale public housing has been demolished, a small, abandoned 36-unit Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) property on the South Side has been reborn as an innovative mixed-use project bringing art-interested public housing residents and practicing artists together. Dorchester Art+Housing Collaborative transforms the former Dante Harper housing project into a mixed-income community and…

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Construction Progress at Dorchester Art+Housing Collaborative

Check out the transformation at Dorchester Art+Housing Collaborative! View the slideshow above for construction photographs of the Art Center from November 2013 to July 2014. DA+HC is a unique residential community designed specifically for practicing artists, creative individuals, and families with an interest in the arts to work and live together in an affordable and…

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Construction Begins on Dorchester Artist Housing Collaborative

Construction has finally begun on Dorchester Artist Housing Collaborative! Dorchester Artist Housing Collaborative is the redevelopment of the former CHA Dante Harper housing project into 32 mixed-income rental units centered around an arts and culture center. Landon Bone Baker Architects is working with Brinshore Development, Rebuild Foundation, and Theaster Gates, founder of Rebuild Foundation, to…

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Register for Unseen City Creative Placemaking through Design Tour

LBBA’s Catherine Baker will present Dorchester Artist Housing Collaborative during Chicago Architecture Foundation’s Behind-the-Scenes: Unseen City Creative Placemaking through Design Tour on Saturday, June 29. The tour will visit the Arts Incubator in Washington Park, Dorchester Projects, and the proposed Pullman Artspace to explore how arts can be a catalyst for neighborhood change, economic development, and revitalization.…

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Register for the Art of Placemaking Symposium

Join the Bruner-Loeb Forum and Rebuild Foundation this Friday, November 9 and Saturday, November 10 for a symposium that explores the role of artists and the arts in the cultural and economic transformation of cities. The Art of Placemaking will bring together activists, artists, community residents, cultural and educational institution leaders, designers, developers, funders, and…

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CHA Approves Dorchester Artist Housing

One of LBBA’s latest projects, Dorchester Artist Housing, has been approved by the Chicago Housing Authority. This unique project is a part of CHA’s 15-year Plan For Transformation that removes high-rise buildings and replaces them with mixed-income communities. The arts community-related aspect of the project is generating excitement amongst residents. Check out more renderings and…

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Theaster Gates and LBBA Brainstorm for the Dorchester Artist Housing Collaborative during Chicago Ideas Week

Hey creative brains, start firing your synapses– October 10-16 is Chicago Ideas Week! CIW will bring 100 of the world’s top speakers together for labs and discussions with Chicago’s best thinkers to create an ecosystem of innovation, exploration, and intellectual recreation. Theaster Gates, artist, planner and founder of Dorchester Projects and the Rebuild Foundation, partnered…

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