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"The World's Fair 2018" Series @ Experimental Station


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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.

June 22-29 Alex Palma - "Florecer" Installation - World's Fair Music Video Remix Station
Inspired by remixing & reimagining of Chicago's 1893 World's Fair in 2018, the installation uses music videos as an amplification system for a future celebrating cultural diversity & expression. Featuring stacks of TVs, the piece includes screens that showcase the visuals that accompany their music, which has blossomed in the internet age. The installation is interactive by allowing the viewer to press buttons on a pedestal to collage the music videos together in real time. Installed in the Experimental Station lobby and available to you during World's Fair 2018 events and by appointment.


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