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In Progress

While preparing for the upcoming DePaul Art Museum​ retrospective exhibition Stockyard Institute: 25 Years of Art and Radical Pedagogy, Director Jim D​uignan and the Stockyard Institute currently are developing widespread partnerships and pursuing ongoing projects. Such projects include studio and pedagogical works across the community; outdoor gardens; and architectural and ecological systems to support groups and spaces already in place and emerging.

TransActions 3
Trans Action Publication

For issue No. 3 of Trans Actions, we ask you speculate on what might be happening in Chicago in 25 years. As part of the Stockyard Institute Retrospective: 25 Years of Art and Radical Pedagogy at the DePaul Art Museum, (September 9, 2021 – February 13, 2022) this printed and online issue of Trans Actions No. 3, will work as a printed prospective for the exhibition. An imaginary and illuminated city guide of our future, forecasting ideas and dreams of what Chicago could be like in 25 years.

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Dewey Elementary School Playground

Jim Duignan is currently working with Dewey Elementary School in Back of the Yards to propose a major playground space. The playground has been designed by the Dewey students in conjunction with a Danish company, Kompan. Plans for construction are currently set for next summer.