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PARK


PARK is a large-scale data visualization, public art, and radio broadcast event that will occupy 1/2 mile of public street parking adjacent to Chicago’s Cook County Jail, the largest county jail in the United States.

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PARK


PARK is a large-scale data visualization, public art, and radio broadcast event that will occupy 1/2 mile of public street parking adjacent to Chicago’s Cook County Jail, the largest county jail in the United States.

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The event will feature a Chicago Public Media broadcast by Vocalo (90.7FM) of B.B. King’s 1970 performance, Live in Cook County Jail.

 

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The event will feature a Chicago Public Media broadcast by Vocalo (90.7FM) of B.B. King’s 1970 performance, Live in Cook County Jail.

 

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The broadcast will be streamed through the AM/FM stereos of over one-hundred crowd-sourced automobiles, color-coded in shades of black, brown, and white- visualizing the racial statistics of today's Cook County Jail inmate population.

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The broadcast will be streamed through the AM/FM stereos of over one-hundred crowd-sourced automobiles, color-coded in shades of black, brown, and white- visualizing the racial statistics of today's Cook County Jail inmate population.

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The live radio broadcast will invite visitors to contribute personal memories and stories connected to the history of the Cook County Jail in relation to Little Village and Chicago’s West side communities.  Distributed recording stations will function as places to socialize, and dialogue around issues related to incarceration and its social and political impact. These recordings will become part of an ongoing archive by the arts project and PARK collaborator 96 Acres.

 

 

Evoking the political history of self-organized prisoner rights movements and the complex relationship between culture, community, and spectacle, PARK is a vehicle for challenging the politics of representation at a time when incarceration plays an increasingly disproportionate role in the lives of specific communities in Chicago and throughout the nation.

 

 

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The live radio broadcast will invite visitors to contribute personal memories and stories connected to the history of the Cook County Jail in relation to Little Village and Chicago’s West side communities.  Distributed recording stations will function as places to socialize, and dialogue around issues related to incarceration and its social and political impact. These recordings will become part of an ongoing archive by the arts project and PARK collaborator 96 Acres.

 

 

Evoking the political history of self-organized prisoner rights movements and the complex relationship between culture, community, and spectacle, PARK is a vehicle for challenging the politics of representation at a time when incarceration plays an increasingly disproportionate role in the lives of specific communities in Chicago and throughout the nation.

 

 

Get Involved


PARK is seeking additional participants from the local West Side and surrounding communities, as well as interested individuals county-wide.  You can find out how to make an impact by getting involved below:

Get Involved


PARK is seeking additional participants from the local West Side and surrounding communities, as well as interested individuals county-wide.  You can find out how to make an impact by getting involved below:

Bring A Car


To reserve a parking spot for your black, white, or brown car, please sign-up at:

 

www.eventbrite.com/e/park-tickets-17726769244

 

Participants can park their black, brown, or white car along S. Sacramento Ave. on Saturday, August 15th. Participants will be asked to arrive between 11:00 am and 12:30 pm. Site assistants will be on hand to direct drivers.

Cars are required to have a working AM/FM radio with speakers. Car owners will be asked to roll down the car's windows and tune their radios to a live Vocalo (90.7 FM) broadcast happening on site at a specified time on the day of the event.

Bring A Car


To reserve a parking spot for your black, white, or brown car, please sign-up at:

 

www.eventbrite.com/e/park-tickets-17726769244

 

Participants can park their black, brown, or white car along S. Sacramento Ave. on Saturday, August 15th. Participants will be asked to arrive between 11:00 am and 12:30 pm. Site assistants will be on hand to direct drivers.

Cars are required to have a working AM/FM radio with speakers. Car owners will be asked to roll down the car's windows and tune their radios to a live Vocalo (90.7 FM) broadcast happening on site at a specified time on the day of the event.

Bring Yourself


To volunteer to help the project team by being a site assistant, or to RSVP as a visitor for the PARK event on August 15th, please email Director of the 96 Acres project, Maria Gaspar at:

 

96acresproject@gmail.com

 

Spread the word on social media and in your community:

facebook.com/96acres
twitter.com/96_acres
96acreseducation.tumblr.com
instagram.com/96acresproject

#96acres #PARK96Acres #Lavillita

Bring Yourself


To volunteer to help the project team by being a site assistant, or to RSVP as a visitor for the PARK event on August 15th, please email Director of the 96 Acres project, Maria Gaspar at:

 

96acresproject@gmail.com

 

Spread the word on social media and in your community:

facebook.com/96acres
twitter.com/96_acres
96acreseducation.tumblr.com
instagram.com/96acresproject

#96acres #PARK96Acres #Lavillita

Any Questions?


For general information and other questions about PARK please contact Simone Alexander, Community Development Director of Enlace Chicago at:

 

salexander@enlacechicago.org

 

Any Questions?


For general information and other questions about PARK please contact Simone Alexander, Community Development Director of Enlace Chicago at:

 

salexander@enlacechicago.org

 

PARK:96 Acres


See the film PARK: 96 Acres here:

PARK:96Acres (2014)

 

For interviews or other questions about the PARK project contact:

PARK Artist/Designer, Landon Brown at:

 

landon@visionarc.org

PARK:96 Acres


See the film PARK: 96 Acres here:

PARK:96Acres (2014)

 

For interviews or other questions about the PARK project contact:

PARK Artist/Designer, Landon Brown at:

 

landon@visionarc.org