Projects List


Art School FAQ (2019) Short video 

Local Control: Karl Hess in the World of Ideas (2018) Feature-length video essay

Organize Your Own (2016-2019) Traveling curatorial project

How Food Moves & Moving Units (2015-2017) Exhibition and events about food systems

Future Perfect: Time Capsules in Reagan Country (2015) Feature-length video essay

In/Out Summer Symposium (2015-2017) Convening at Moore College of Art & Design

Conversations@Moore (2014-Ongoing) Lecture Series at Moore College of Art & Design

Artists’ Congress (2014) Program at Northwestern University’s Block Museum

Immersive Life Practices (2014) Edited volume about art and life in Chicago

Unfurling (2013) Exhibition and event series about archiving

Grassroots Archiving Symposium (2013) Gathering of community-oriented archivists 

Chicago Political Art (2013) Adult education curriculum on local art history

Make The Road (2013) Short video 

Home Economics (2013) Short video promoting Hull House Museum

Chaos Hanky (2012) Screen Printed handkerchief about ideological spectrum 

Crisis Image Archives (2012) Exhibition depicting visual representations of crisis 

The Rancher, The Fence, and the Rippling Image (2012) Fable about representing crisis 

This Is Our Home (2011) Short video documenting Occupy Wall Street protests 

Creative Ecologies (2011) Short video interviews with ecological artists

Power: On and Off the Grid (2011) Video program sourced from Youtube

Art In These Times (2010-2014) Exhibition venue in offices of progressive magazine

Never The Same (2010-2015) Archiving and oral history project with Rebecca Zorazh

Visions for Chicago (2010-2011) Public art series made with electoral yard signs 

State of the Arts (2010) Blog commissioned about art in University of California 

Farm Together Now (2010) Book of profiles of activist farners

We Want More (2009) Grassroots convening of socially-engaged artists

‘We Are Here’ Maps Archive (2008-2011) Collection of artist/activist made maps

Misc. New Left Histories (2008-Now) Series of social movement history projects 

Town Hall Talks (2008) Interview series with 100 socially-engaged artists with Nato Thompson

Energy Plans (2008) Public workshop on renewable energy with Futurefarmers 

NAMAC (2007) Co-organizing conference on media activism and art

How We Learn (2007) Exhibition and events focused on education 

Trashing the Neoliberal City (2006) Booklet documenting activist art with Emily Forman

Notes for a People’s Atlas (2006-2011) Participatory mapping project in 25 cities 

AREA Chicago (2005-2010) Magazine and events about art, research, education and activism

CHAos (2005) Graphics intervention about public housing

Bikecartinfoshop (2004) Mobile zine library 

Versionfest and iNFO-eXPO (2004) Science-fair meets art fair experimental conference 

Mapping Lectures (2004) Visiting artist lectures at School of the Art Institute 

Micro-Cinema (2002-2012) Public film screening curation 

Retooling Dissent (2002) Short video documenting activist art

StreetRec (2001-2003) Protest graphics and video collective 

Daley Village (2001) Intervention about affordable housing 

God Bless Graffiti (2001-2005) Street-art and mail-art project with Josh MacPhee

Misc. Street Art (1998-2005) Documents of early public projects 

Misc. Performances (1998-2013) Documents of early performance works