The Right to the Shoreline
About This Event
Does public space really belong to the public? The Right to the Shoreline is a collaboration between the Chicago Public Art Group (CPAG) and the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, which commissioned CPAG and its core artists to create a public artwork in response to the report The Right to the Shoreline: Race, Exclusion, and Public Beaches in Metropolitan Chicago. This report examines the racist origins and impact of access restrictions at municipal beaches in the Chicagoland area and provides a series of recommendations to remedy these inequities.
Join us for an artists' talk on July 7 at the Evanston Art Center. Artists Cynthia Weiss and Sonja Henderson will discuss their work on the project. Afterward, report author Sam Kling, director of global cities research, will offer his perspective on carrying out the research and collaborating with artists on the project.