There are many opportunities to engage with the ICA Global Archives in the upcoming year. Starting in January 2015, a team will be EXTRACTING files from basement storage. These BASEMENT MINERS have selected one category to focus on; 'Global Research Assembly' documents will be selected by year and placed in bankers boxes, loaded onto the freight elevator and brought to the 6th floor.
This week, The Institute of Cultural Affairs International, (ICAI)convened its General Assembly for a bi-annual meeting that aims to guide the work of the board and to support the peer-to-peer collaboration among ICAs.
After much anticipation, on September 24th, ICA GreenRise celebrated the launch of 485 solar panels with a fun-filled event. The event, 'GreenRise Goes Live,' included over 30 Uptown organizations, local food trucks, and the Old Town School of Music's jam band. This new video captures the spirit of the event.
The City of Detroit has two mottoes: Speramus Meliora, and, Resurget Cineribus, Latin for: We Hope For Better Things, and, It Shall Rise From the Ashes. A year after filing the largest municipal bankruptcy in US history, Detroit’s communities are "rising from the ashes" from the bottom up, and Technology of Participation (ToP) is playing a role in supporting community ownership of renewal initiatives.
On October 7th, members of the Chicago Sustainability Leaders Network (CSLN) and community members from across the city joined in engaging dialogue around the concept of spatial justice. The event was collaboratively planned by ICA and Center for Humans and Nature (CHN).