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CVA Hub

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CVA Hub

oAK PARK

 

 

Contemporary Visual Arts Hub (CVA Hub)

OAK PARK

 

 
 

Looking to establish both a temporary and permanent presence on Chicago’s West Side and Western Suburbs, Civic Projects developed a series of interactive structures for displaying art in collaboration with CVA Hub. Alongside a team of preeminent artists, we designed two types of venues: a pop-up installation in storefront space and a modular prototype for installation in private spaces.

 
 
Macro Activation + Micro Activation = Create a Vibrant Contemporary Art Presence

MACRO ACTIVATIOn - STOREFRONT

Looking to the existing fabric of Chicago’s neighborhoods, we identified building storefronts to create pop-up space for art display.

 


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MICRO ACTIVATION - MODULAR PROTOTYPE

This modular, adaptable structure takes many forms to house diverse types of installations. These structures will inhabit private spaces throughout Oak Park, River Forest and surrounding neighborhoods.


1 / MACRO ACTIVATION - STOREFRONt

 Existing Storefront Space

Existing Storefront Space

 Collaborative Partner: Compound Yellow Artists Book Collection  Photo Credit: Greta Olson, OPRF High School Student

Collaborative Partner: Compound Yellow Artists Book Collection Photo Credit: Greta Olson, OPRF High School Student

 Storefront Interior with Works of Local Artists

Storefront Interior with Works of Local Artists

 

2 / MICRO ACTIVATION - MODULAR PROTOTYPE

 Developed jointly by Sarah and Joseph Belknap, Tom Burtonwood, Burt Isenstein and Civic Projects

Developed jointly by Sarah and Joseph Belknap, Tom Burtonwood, Burt Isenstein and Civic Projects

 
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...Explore Possibilities...
                                                                   CVA Modular Prototype

                                                                  CVA Modular Prototype

                        WRAP - EDRA SOTO

                       WRAP - EDRA SOTO

                INHABITATION - MARIA GASPAR

               INHABITATION - MARIA GASPAR

                      INFILL - CLAIRE ASHLEY

                     INFILL - CLAIRE ASHLEY

        PROJECTION - INSPIRED BY FUTURE FIRM

       PROJECTION - INSPIRED BY FUTURE FIRM