About this Event
Affinity, Life is Work, Pride Action Tank, TaskForce Prevention and Community Services, and Design Trust Chicago (DTC) are thrilled to invite all of our friends throughout Chicago to Uncovering Queer History: A West & South Side Discovery Project Powered by MAPPED!
MAPPED (Making a People’s Pathway for Engaging Design) is a digital library dedicated to documenting Chicago’s community projects—built, envisioned, or planned. This transparent, organized, and accessible index of Chicago’s community spaces showcases resources for communities to advance their design and planning initiatives by mapping ideas, projects, people, plans, and organizations.
This searchable database of Chicago's community spaces is a collaborative effort--by Chicagoans and for Chicagoans. Through social gathering events called MAPPED-a-thons, DTC invites engaged community members, civic actors, and design professionals to contribute to the collaborative platform by identifying and inputting project content to build this design library of projects across Chicago.
Uncovering Queer History brings together activists and historians from the South and West sides to share stories and reflections on the queer spaces that have shaped Chicago’s history. Come and explore the past, present, and future of these community spaces!
Join us on Saturday, October 28th, 10:30am-2:30pm at TaskForce Prevention and Community Services for a day of queer celebration and learn new methods of community storytelling through MAPPED! This event is the first part of a two-part series powered by MAPPED. We encourage you to come to our event on November 11th, 1-4:30pm at Affinity Community Services (event link ).
Get ready to map!
Thank you to our partners!
Affinity, Life is Work, Pride Action Tank, and TaskForce Prevention and Community Servicesfor hosting and collaborating with us on this special MAPPED event; Chicago Department of Public Health for providing additional programmatic support; Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts and Chicago Community Trust for funding DTC's work; Span Studio, design and development consultant behind the creation of MAPPED; and the MAPPED Working Group for their dedicated time and support throughout MAPPED's pilot phase!
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
Taskforce Prevention & Community, 9 North Cicero Avenue, Chicago, United States