Tag Archives: Chicago

Photography Lets Viewers “See Potential” of Healthy Communities in Chicago

  About a year ago, photographer Emily Schiffer won a grant from the Magnum Foundation Emergency Fund grant program to do a documentary project about emergencies not covered by mainstream media. Schiffer, who studied fine art, photography and African-American studies at the University of Pennsylvania, wanted to document public health problems related to the lack of access to healthy affordable food. It’s a […]

New Report: Activating Public Spaces with Art

Albert Einstein once said, “Problems cannot be solved by the same level of thinking that created them.” For the benevolent media community, the question is: how do we give artists the opportunity to creatively solve our problems? Judilee Reed, the executive director of Leveraging Investments in Creativity (LINC), asks this question every day. Her organization’s […]

Call for Entries: Chicago Clean Air Design Challenge

Unit 2 Collective and Design Makes Change, two nonprofits dedicated to social change through design, is sponsoring a regional design competition, “The Air We Breathe: The Chicago Clean Air Design Challenge,” to address air quality issues in two local neighborhoods—Pilsen and Little Village. Poor air quality is an issue that affects all Chicagoans. However, residents of Pilsen […]