8th of October, 6-7.30 pm. On a parking space on 18th Street, between Halsted and Morgan Streets
How can we reclaim public space and what does it has to do with private property and ownership?
In the discussion with four different speakers, we want to depict/carf out the different
strategies, aesthetics, and activities which they use for subverting the conventional distribution and rules of property.
Public space is overlaid with formal and informal regulations that condition their/its access and use. These regulations exist in dynamic tension with everyday practices that, intentionally or not, may cross property boundaries, introduce unintended functions, and invite inhabitation.
In this conversation, the invited artists, activists, architects and community organizations share their experience and discuss their different approaches and strategies to reclaim space. We will thereby give special attention to encounters with property and ownership, which finally decides about how public space is used and available.
Speakers: El Paseo Community Garden (Paula Acevedo), Open Sheds Used for What? (Cecília Resende Santos), Tender House Project (Mejay Gula), Parasite Parking (Jakob Wirth).
When: Friday, October 8, 6pm–7.30pm
Where: Parasite Parking installation in a parking space on 18th Street, between Halsted and Morgan Streets