Creating Places Invitational Dialog
In recent years, a resurgence of interest in community art has been
apparent, in particular as a process to stimulate high quality collaborative
design. The Creating Places Invitational Dialog is part of the Creating
Places Initiative, a series of events and publications exploring how community
art practices and projects can contribute to urban design. The City Design
Center was asked to participate as one of the co-sponsors of the Dialog.
The purpose of the Dialog was to collectively develop strategies for
enhancing the uniqueness of Chicagos neighborhoods through the use
of community public art. Three action steps emerged: An Artists
Dialog was sponsored in Spring 2000 to discuss how artists can more effectively
engage communities in public art. In addition, documentation of the Dialog
was summarized and illustrated in a report for distribution.
Finally, all Dialog participants received a copy of the book, Urban
Art Chicago: A Guide to Community Murals, Mosaics and Sculpture.
The Chicago Center for Arts Policy
Chicago Public Art Group
Chicago Design Consortium
UIC City Design Center
UIC College of Architecture and the Arts
UIC Great Cities Institute