Betcha back in June when I wrote about the search for Undiscovered public places in Logan Square that you couldn’t even conceive of the spots you’ll discover today on the 2300 block of N. Milwaukee Avenue in conjunction with worldwide PARK(ing) Day. I think it was last year that an organization created a more hidden installation near the future Bloomingdale Trail.
But this year Architecture for Humanity goes more visible in Logan Square with an installation in front of Cole’s on busy Milwaukee Avenue (photo above). They have included some rough prototypes from the winning entry in their street furniture competition (photo right with member Jenny Sculley). I only regret they didn’t have the rocking horse! They’re also raising the stakes by providing programming for their “PARK,” much needed for the commercial milieu where they’re setting up for the day. On tap: a book exchange, miniature golf, a yoga demonstration and, as darkness falls, a film screening of “Man With The Movie Camera.”
Close by in front of Revolution Brewing, Urban Habitat Chicago joins Architecture for Humanity with their own installation (photos left and below) that closely resembles the rendering of their plan for the space. Board member Anna Glenn shared the theme: Plants of our Lives. The plants have been donated for the day and their owners have shared stories, which will be on display, of what goodness that greenness has brought them. You’re invited to share your own story that may show up on their website as they continue to share the stories of people and their plants.
Songs About Buildings and Moods: tours depart every 20 minutes on Saturday, September 18 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. from the Chicago Cultural Center, followed by an afternoon reception from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. with music by the Palomar Ensemble; purchase tickets on-line or call 773-334-3650.