Built was a temporary city constructed out of shipping containers in Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood in the summer of 2011. For 3 days Built housed an arts district made up of over one hundred local artists whose work, projects, and performances, expanded on the exhibitions theme of alternative space. Built was created with the intent to engage the community through a creative re-imagining of the potential social uses of a space. Participation for artists was free in an effort to eliminate the pay barrier and provide access to the project for artists of diverse backgrounds.
December 14, 2012