Conversational Structures / Austin Town Hall Park / 2016



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In collaboration with Summer of 2015 Austin Town Hall Festival, the Floating Museum facilitated “Sticks and Tape.”  This collaborative building exercise invtes participants to collectively work to build a large three-dimensional structures referencing their interpretation of the Austin Town Hall Park Museum’s collection.

Participating Organizations /

City of Chicago Park District / Austin Town Hall Park

Conversational Exchange / West Pullman Park / 2016



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Floating Museum coordinated a day of exchange beween the West Pullman Adult Special Needs Art Class and Project Onward, an independent nonprofit organization for professional artists with mental and developmental disabilities.  West Pullman Park is home to Ms St George and a community of educators and resources dedicated to Adult Special Needs programs.  They provide classes which are integral to their overall mission as a home of the Special Olympics. 

Participating Organizations /

City of Chicago Park District / Austin Town Hall Park / DuSable Museum of African American History / West Pullman Adult Special Needs / Project Onward

Public Artists in Residence / Cultural Center / Chicago Illinois USA / 2015


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In 2015 the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) Studio Artist in Residency Program provided the Floating Museum an artist studio in the Chicago Cultural Center), along with an honorarium and various opportunities to engage with the public.  We used this time to gain insight and feedback from city officials, civically engaged leaders, artists, and the public about the challenges and impact of our proposed initiative.

Participating Organizations /

City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs (DCASE)