Experimental Station is hosting four days of activity as part of The World's Fair 2018 in collaboration with #nomoneynoborders!
How do you build utopia? The World’s Fair 2018 is a weeklong festival, providing a platform for utopian visions of the future. We’re remixing the history of Chicago’s 1893 World’s Columbian Expo to imagine community in a world that transcends money and borders.
Friday June 22, 2018 @ 5:00PM - World’s Fair Opening Night: Dream Parade
The World’s Fair opens with a parade through Jackson Park, Stopping at 1893 World’s Fair sites along the way. The parade ends with a bonfire at Promontory Point, where everyone is invited to share their dreams of the future. Meet at Build Coffee in the Experimental Station at 5PM!
Saturday June 23, 2018 @10AM World’s Fair 2018 at the 61st Farmer’s Market
Learn how to make a seed bomb and transform your neighborhood at the Let’s Build Garden City! Market School Workshop from 10AM - 1PM. Enjoy live music while you munch on fresh produce.
Sunday June 24, 2018 4:00-7:00PM Fertile Food Community Potluck
Bring dishes featuring your favorite locally sourced foods and join a conversation about where our food system is headed, led by Jessica Gorse of Fertile Design. Fertile Design is a design lab that turns food waste into bioplastics that repair and enrich the soil. 4-7PM
Wednesday June 27, 2018 6:00-9:00PM Make a Wish Then Make That Wish: Manifestos for Chicago
Six cultural and community workers present their manifestos for Chicago. All are invited to browse a pop-up library of information and resources from activist and service organizations in Chicago and contribute to a collective manifesto on the chalkboard wall. Hosted by Sixty Inches From Center.
Click here for more information about #NoMoneyNoBorders and additional "World's Fair 2018" activities happening in the area.
Chicago Tribune write-up - 6/23/18
Video promoting World's Fair 2018
Listen to What About Chicago?! podcast episode. Hosts Rahim Salaam and Ben Moroney speak with Sasha Tycko and Plus Sign about World's Fair 2018