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Two Animations Projected Onto The Cook County Jail Wall

  Join us on Friday, Sept. 11th and Saturday, Sept. 12th as we share our next site-responsive project, Letters Home by Susan Mullen, Melissa Garcia, Claudia Rangel, Hector Duarte, along with an animation called Freedom/ Time by artists Damon Locks, Rob Shaw, and eleven incarcerated … Continued

Save the date for PARK, a data visualization event, on August 15th!

  PARK by Landon Brown with 96 Acres is a large-scale data visualization, public art, and radio broadcast event that will occupy 1/2 mile of public street parking adjacent to Chicago’s Cook County Jail, the largest county jail in the … Continued

Sign-up for P IS FOR PRAXIS: PRACTICES ON FREEDOM Workshops!

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“P is for Praxis: Practices of Freedom” Workshops Announced!

“For apart from inquiry, apart from the praxis, individuals cannot be truly human. Knowledge emerges only through invention and re-invention, through the restless, impatient, continuing, hopeful inquiry human beings pursue in the world, with the world, and with each other.”  … Continued

“Prisoners: Rights and Wrongs” by South Side Projections + 96 Acres

Join 96 Acres and South Side Projections as we collaborate to present an evening of films and discussion around mass incarceration. Following the screening, 96 Acres will talk about current and upcoming projects. When: Wednesday, June 17 at 6pm Where: Toman Library, 2708 S. Pulaski Rd. … Continued

Download our “P IS FOR POWER” Zines

Last Fall, we hosted three free workshops for multigenerational participants. Based on the questions raised, group discussions, and collective research, our Education Initiative Leader, Silvia I. Gonzalez, deZINEd zine-based tool kits to be distributed to teachers all over the city. … Continued

96 Acres exhibits in “An Invisible Hand” @ David Weinberg Gallery, Chicago

  The Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law and David Weinberg Photography invited 96 Acres to present our work at the exhibition, An Invisible Hand. Curated in collaboration with the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law, An Invisible Hand attempts to unpack the many diverse … Continued

96 Acres exhibits in “After Today” @ Gallery 400 (UIC), Chicago

After Today includes seven artists’ projects that respond to the city of Chicago’s social, political, and economic conditions. At this moment of rapid change and political debate—with increasing income inequality, in the long wake of the 2008 recession, as neighborhoods across … Continued

Portraits of Resolution video is up!

Check out our latest video, Portraits of Resolution, by artists William Estrada, Anthony Rea, and Erica Brooks from last Fall! Portraits of Resolution was a mobile photo studio stationed in front of the Cook County Courthouse for a period of one … Continued

The Visibility Project by The Visible Voices Ensemble!

The Visibility Project was an intergenerational community performance and art-based action that took place outside Cook County Jail on Saturday, October 11th, 2014. This event included live poetry, theater, and kite flying led by the Visible Voices Ensemble in collaboration … Continued