Cara Michell, MUP 2016
Summer 2015
Organization: Rebuild Foundation, Chicago, IL, USA
Sponsor: Doebele Community Service Fellowship

“Arts + Public Life (including PlaceLab) @ UChicago recently hosted it’s third annual Community Block Party. Since Arts + Public Life’ (APL) home (the Arts Incubator), which is UChicago’s only building in Washington Park, is still building up recognition among its Washington Park neighbors, the Block Party is an incredible opportunity for engagement with residents of Washington Park (and an opportunity to build awareness about our free and paid programs like teen internships and design apprenticeships). The block party featured DJ sets by Ayana Contreras and our young design apprentices, performance by some incredible young poets and the Honey Pot collective, Frankentoymobile, a live alligator, the Mom & Pops group exhibition, and a double dutch competition hosted by artist James Green and myself!”

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Article reposted with permission from city.on.wheels.