Featuring: Erick Lyle (Streetopia), Ilene Palacios (Gozamos/Cultura in Pilsen), Alma Zamudio(Somos Logan Square)
Moderator: Marc Fisher (Temporary Services/Half Letter Press)
On the occasion of Erick Lyle’s visit to Chicago to discuss his recent book, Streetopia, Museum and Exhibition Studies at UIC and Gallery 400 present a conversation on art, activism, and gentrification. The event includes presentations from artists and local organizers in addition to Lyle’s presentation on Streetopia, an anti-gentrification art fair that took place in San Francisco.
Erick Lyle is a writer, curator, musician, and underground journalist. His work has appeared in Art in America, Vice, California Sunday Magazine, Huck, LA Weekly, Brooklyn Rail, and on NPR's This American Life. He currently lives in Brooklyn, NY.
Ilene Palacios is a leader for Gozamos, a non-profit online magazine and collective whose audience and volunteer contributors are mainly Latinx millennials. She also co-manages Cultura in Pilsen, an art gallery and community space that serves as a home base for Gozamos.
Alma Zamudio is a community organizer with Somos Logan Square, and has worked on housing, transportation, education and labor organizing. Some of these campaigns include gathering political support for affordable housing in the northwest side, the reinstatement of the 31st bus route in the South Lawndale community, and the passing of the Illinois Domestic Worker Bill Of Rights. She studied Urban Planning and Public Affairs at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Marc Fischer is an artist and teacher based in Chicago. Since 1998 he has been a member of the artist group Temporary Services (currently Fischer and Brett Bloom). Temporary Services also maintains the publishing imprint and webstore Half Letter Press. He started the initiative Public Collectors in 2007 and has used it to produce numerous publications, exhibitions and events.