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Regina Igloria and Nick Tobier [discussion]

August 7, 2013 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Artists Nick Tobier and Regin Igloria will lead a discussion about the role of cultural spaces that operate in the arenas of everyday life. What are the distinctions to be made between museums and cultural centers as destination points and places inextricably linked to the daily lives of communities? Rather than limiting ourselves to separate specialized arenas of cultural spaces can we enrich lives and work through cultural practices adjacent to the stuff of daily life? The artists will discuss their own work, which activates public spaces and engages unsuspecting participants, and discuss how these practices play a key role in provoking new imaginative visions of public life through the unlikely alliances between art and commerce, civic life and its citizens.

Regin Igloria is an artist, marathoner and community arts agent through North Branch projects, a storefront book binding facility and exhibit space in Albany Park.

Nick Tobier is an artist and designer working in Detroit with the social lives of public places, both in built structures and events. He has designed and/or activated bus stops, farms, kitchens, boulevards, and have worked within and without municipal structures in Detroit, Tokyo, Toronto, San Francisco.



August 7, 2013
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm


Chicago Cultural Center, Michigan Galleries, workshop/reading room
78 E Washington St
Chicago, IL 60602 United States


Nick Tobier