Chicago History Museum
$70,000
Chicago, Illinois
2021

To support research and development activities for an exhibition tentatively entitled Chicago Designs for Change, exploring the confluence of Chicago design and the city’s politics during the 1960s and ’70s, encompassing how artists and designers used their creative practices to respond to critical contemporaneous social and political events including the activism of the Civil Rights, peace, women’s liberation, and environmental justice movements. The grant supports local research travel, the hiring of a Terra Foundation Research Fellow, and consulting and collaboration with local advisors and partners. The project is expected to lead to an exhibition as part of the Terra Foundation initiative Art Design Chicago.