Design Workshop/Charrette August 7 in Woodlawn featuring Preston Jackson

by chicagojusticememorial2011

For proposals in all media

August 7, 2011, 12 noon – 4:00 pm, 
Potluck to follow starting at 4 pm

Experimental Station at 61st and Dorchester

Please join us for a design workshop in the Woodlawn neighborhood  to generate ideas for proposals for the Chicago Torture Justice Memorials.

The charrette is an intensive planning and design session where project organizers and artist-mentors offer contextual/historical insights and work with participants to facilitate creative work.

12 noon – 1 pm: An introduction to the project for those who are new to it.

1 – 3:00 pm: Creativity exercises and small group discussions to generate ideas for proposals in all media and forms.

3:00 – 4:00 pm: Artist Preston Jackson will present examples of his work creating public memorials, including a bust of Fred Hampton, and a memorial to the Springfield Race Riot (

This workshop/charrette on August 7 will consider a wide range of media and formats for memorial proposals. We envision holding future charrettes at schools, prisons, community centers, churches, and other sites over the next 6 months. Some of these will address creating proposals in specific formats, for example: music, dance, site-based sculpture, spoken word, etc. Please continue to check our website (or email us at: for information on future charrettes.