• December 19, 2018, 6–8 p.m.

The Neighborhood You Make It with Nicole Marroquin

Read/Write Library

914 North California Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60622

Ceramic houses and stores made by Nicole Marroquin’s students at Benito Juarez Community Academy High School, as seen in a display case at Jane Addams Hull-House Museum. Photo by Greg Ruffing. 

Each building tells the story of its residents as they construct the neighborhoods they want to live in. Through murals, gardens, creative repairs, resourceful additions, and simple care, everyone is a designer of this city.

Artist Nicole Marroquin leads a hands-on ceramics workshop to recreate your own favorite neighborhood building — whether it’s your family home, a beloved community center, or a building that’s been lost to development or time.

As Humboldt Park, Logan Square, Hermosa and many other Chicago neighborhoods face losing their character, culture, and affordability, join Illinois Humanities to share your stories, memories and art so we can celebrate and document what is at stake.

Buildings made at this event and their stories will be on display at Read/Write Library and available for pickup beginning in February 2019.

This event is free and open to the public. Reservations are recommended.