PRINTED PORCELAIN ENAMELED PANELS, PAINTED ALUMINUM, AND PAINTED STEEL TUBE CONSTRUCTION
THE JOINT PUBLIC SAFETY TRAINING CAMPUS AND BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB OF CHICAGO
NEON FAB STUDIOS, FABHAUS, WINSOR FIREFORM, CHICAGO WATERJET, CHICAGO METAL ROLLED PRODUCTS, DUROWELD, CHICAGO FINE ART SOLUTIONS
Wayfindings is a series of artworks shaped by their place and informed by the people they serve. Located on the campus of the city’s new Joint Public Safety Training Campus and newest Boys & Girls Club, the project is a way to highlight the multiple purposes of the buildings and the intention of the campus as a new neighborhood icon and a visual representation of bridge building — between youth, first responders and the community. Key to the work is the process that got us there. Through an extensive community outreach plan, 16 young people, several first responders and numerous anonymous community members contributed over 600 photos, and text-based responses to the prompt “What makes you feel, home, safe, proud, joyous or free?” These submissions were then compiled and used to develop “place-made” patterns and signage that creates a shared space of positivity throughout the campus. The project is comprised of three parts: portal sculptures, bollard panels and a wall work This project is what it is because of the many partners and community contributions.