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Building Our Archives: Pilsen Design and Lettering Workshop
Building Our Archives: Pilsen Design and Lettering Workshop

Sun, Jun 11


Pilsen Arts & Community House

Building Our Archives: Pilsen Design and Lettering Workshop

FREE Workshop & Community Conversation

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Time & Location

Jun 11, 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Pilsen Arts & Community House, 1637 W 18th St, Chicago, IL 60608, USA

About the Event

Join us on Sunday, June 11th / 3-7pm for a free community event with the Design Museum of Chicago!

We invite members of the Pilsen community to join us in building an archive of design and oral histories about the visual landscape of the neighborhood and their own lives. 

In this workshop we will explore different ways of making meaning with text styles and in signage, graffiti, and publications. By conversing about at documents, art, and other artifacts of daily life that participants bring in we will record oral histories linked to the Pilsen neighborhood and the people who live there. 

Finally, participants will receive preservation materials and learn how best to store and preserve their own personal artifacts and record their personal narratives to build their own archives of their life history and experiences.

Some participants will be invited to share their artifacts and narratives in the upcoming exhibition on the topic of Letterforms in Chicago at the Design Museum of Chicago and PACH.

**NOTE** Please bring any items with lettering and fonts that are in some way reflective of a memory or history of your experience in Pilsen. This can be old fliers, posters, invitations, Quince Invitations, Church Bulletin, old photographs that have signs in the background, graffiti, activist art, etc… Anything you’d like to share in conversation with us.

Food & Drinks Provided!

Family Friendly! Bring your Mom, Dad, Tia, Tio, or Abuelitos!

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