In an effort to spur activity and challenge people’s perceptions about the area, the Urban Activators team created a system of portable lightweight furniture, including chairs, game tables, and furniture storage bins. The students also created questions for public debate. The first of these: ‘I wish 43rd Street was ...’ was unveiled on a series of chalkboards at the July 2012 launch. The community continues to use the urban furniture for public events drawing local and national attention to the adjacent historic Forum Building.
Community Partners: Illinois Institute of Technology Interprofessional Projects Program, Urban Juncture and local block clubs