Where we are in the world. Pilsen.
A place rich with a cultural resistance, walls of art adorn the streets gathered through the years, created by people who stay and those who get pushed to leave. Gentrification.
I never realized the true implications and the seriousness of gentrification until I visited the US. For Chicagoan it contributes to the sense of uncertainty that so many already have to live by.
Benjamin is explaining to the young people at ATPT about Pilsen…Continue
Posted on April 18, 2017 at 9:00 — 1 Comment
Our first workshop at Albany Park Theatre project (APTP) is about who we are in the World.
APTP is a theatre housed in an old school in the Albany Park District of Chicago its home to 33 fired up young people and a fierce team of creatives. Albany Park is the third most diverse neighbourhood in the US with Latin American’s, Asian’s, Africans, and Eastern Europeans all living there.
The mission of APTP is similar to Common Wealth’s and National Theatre Wales and is built on a…Continue
Posted on April 16, 2017 at 2:30
Day one: The Wall of Respect
(The Cultural Centre, Downtown Chicago)
It's the 50th Anniversary commemoration of the wall of respect and we're here to see an exhibition at the Chicago Cultural Centre that documents the Black Power movement. The exhibition displays photos, letters, books and poems.
The wall on 43rd Street that of a derelict tavern was painted in 1967 with a mural 20ft by 60ft.
In 1966 the slogan "Black Power" energised the Black…Continue
Posted on April 11, 2017 at 14:32 — 1 Comment