The Festival Neighborhood Tour provides free, family-friendly puppetry performances in neighborhoods with the ultimate aim of cultivating a widespread and diverse audience for internationally significant, culturally transformative works of puppetry. This spring 2018 The Festival Neighborhood Tour events present Afrofuturist puppeteer Tarish “Jeghetto” Pipkins from Atlanta, and family act The Joshua Show by Joshua Holden from Brooklyn.
We invite you to join us for the third workshop of a year-long series of gatherings and events that seek to catalyze the Radical [Re]Construction of Chicago's South side.
This talk will unpack the creative practices of Chicago-based artist Emmanuel Pratt and Boston-based Dan Borelli. Emmanuel and Dan will share their collaboration at the Harvard University Graduate School Design entitled "We The Publics." An open call to define Publics today, the project aims to increase discourse in society and thereby reestablish truth in democracy. The discussion will highlight how locally deployed creative interventions can yield innovative models for community-conscious economic development.
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SWF produces a wide range of designer furniture and home goods via our carpentry program using reclaimed, recycled and repurposed wood and materials. This November, the work of our apprentices and their mentors will be featured in a storefront at the Chicago Design Market. Shop for the holidays or place a custom order for your home.
Shop hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 11:00am until 7:00pm through November, 28.
Join Sweet Water Foundation for a one-of-a-kind event!
Each year, we celebrate the bounty of the Perry Ave Community Farm's harvest and the close of another farming season. This year, we are excited to co-host our annual Harvest Celebration with the Smart Museum as part of a year-long collaboration, the Radical [Re]Constructions project.
On Saturday, September 23, will also make new history as we partake in a traditional barn raising and construct the Thought Barn.
The Thought Barn will be the first, ground-up architectural building developed by Sweet Water Foundation. The Thought Barn will bring a visual and performing arts, reflection, and community gathering space to the heart of the Perry Ave Commons. The story of Sweet Water Foundation’s Thought Barn is a story of healing and possibility through collective action, radical [re]construction, and the practice of Regenerative Placemaking.
We hope that you can join us! The event is free and appropriate for all ages. Registration required.