Students meet with Ernest C. Wong, Site Design, designed of Ping Thom Memorial Park

Pratt Institute, Programs for Sustainable Planning and Development

Culture, Planning, and Community Engagement
April 17-20, 2013Chicago, Illinois 


Wednesday, April 17

9:30 – 10:30 Meet with Laura Pacheco, Chicago Urban Art Society and Art in Public Places Program, Ald. Daniel Solis – Meet outside of the modern cooperative furniture shop, 818 W 18th St

10:40 – 12:00 Brunch at Nuevo Leon Restaurant, 1515 West 18th Street

 12:00 – 1:30 Mural walking tour with artist Jose Guerrero, meet at Nuevo Leon restaurant, end at musuem

1:30 – 2:30 Meet with Juana Guzman, consultant - former deputy director, Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, and former deputy director, Mexican National Museum at the Mexican National Museum, 1852 W. 19th Street, Pilsen

2:30 – 3:30 APA conference debrief

3:30 – 5:00 Visit Mexican National Museum

5:30 – 8:00 Dinner with Amisha Patel, Executive Director, Grassroots Collaborative and Orin Williams, Executive Director, Center for Urban Transformation at Wishbone Restaurant 1001 West Washington Blvd

Mural ouside of Yollocalli Arts Reach

Thursday, April 19

9:00 – 10:00 Meet with Scott Bernstein, Director, Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNet) at CNet, 2125 West North Ave.

10:00 – 11:00 Meet with Alaka Wali, director, Center for Cultural Understanding and Change, Field Museum at CNet

11:00 -11:30 see exhibit about Bloomingdale tail at other CNET space 1741 North Western Avenue

1:00 – 2:30 Lunch with Nick Rabkin, former deputy director Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, former program officer, MacArthur Foundation and arts education researcher, to discuss Chicago Cultural plan at MorseL, 1406 West Morse Avenue, Rogers Park

3:15 – 5:15 Participate in workshop led by Michael Rohd, director of Sojourn Theater and Northwestern University faculty. Theater Interpretation Center, 1949 South Campus drive, Northwestern University, Davis Stop

6:30-7:30 Participate in Michael Rohd’s new work in process How To End Poverty in 90 Minutes (with 199 people you do or don’t know. Theater Interpretation Center

Friday, April 19

9:30 – 10:30 Meet with Mildred Wiley at Bethel New Life CDC Green Commercial Center, 310 North Pulaski

11:00 – 1:00 Meeting/brunch at Chicago Arts Incubator at Washington Park with artist/urban planner Theaster Gates and others, 301 E Garfield Blvd.

2:15 – 3:45 Meet with Gordon Quinn, Kartemquin Films, at Kartemquin to screen and discuss work in progress “Cooked” about response to Chicago heat wave and role films play related to urban planning. 1901 West Wellington Ave.

4:30 – 6:00 Meet with Maria Hadden, coordinator, Participatory Budgeting Project to discuss Chicago’s participatory budgeting process for dinner – Uncommon Ground Restaurant, 1401 West Damon.

Saturday, April 20

9:00 – 10:00 am Visit Ping Thom Memorial Park in Chinatown with its designer, Ernest C. Wong, Site Design, intersection of 19th Street and Tan Court

10:00-12:00 Visit Raymond Hilliard Apartments (former Chicago Housing Authority site designed by Bertrand Goldberg) 2031 South Clark St. Meet there with Chicago Public Art Group’s Jon Pounds and Olivia Gude, who did a project there, and Jackie Tayler Holsten, formerly of City Of Chicago Department of Planning and Building Department now, Holsten Real Estate Development Corp

1:00 – 2:00 Attend participatory budgeting Project Expo for the 5th Ward

(Alderman Hairston – the ward includes South Shore, Grand Crossing, Woodlawn, Hyde Park)

The Expo is taking place at the Catholic Theological Union, 5416 S. Cornell Ave in Hyde Park.