Landecker Democracy Fellow Asha Iman Veal has spent the past several weekends on-site at the 6018 North experimental arts and culture space in Chicago, planning with the tremendous artists who will participate in this fall’s Raisin exhibition. This exhibition, which will take place at 6018 North, is a partner project of the Chicago Architecture Biennial 2021.
The exhibition offers local and global perspectives on home.
The participating artists are: AJ McClenon, Alesia Petrolito, Brett Swinney, Cog•nate Collective (Misael Diaz and Amy Sanchez Arteaga), Gloria Talamantes, Jakob Wirth, Jared Brown, Joelle Mercedes, Jory Drew, Joseph Mora, Kat Liu, Kierah “Kiki” King, Kioto Aoki, Kyle Bellucci Johanson, Leonard Chip Moody, Marina Viola Cavadini, Maryam Taghavi, Max Guy, Nayeli Vega, Rohan Ayinde Smith, Tintin Wulia, Tran Tran, Unyimeabasi Udoh, Zakkiyyah Najeebah, and Zhiyuan Yang. (Photos courtesy of the artists and Asha Iman.)
The Chicago Architecture Biennial’s 2021 concept is “The Available City.” You can read more here. To learn more about Asha Iman’s work, you can visit her website.
Asha Iman is one of thirty Landecker Democracy Fellows. This fellowship, a collaboration between the Alfred Landecker Foundation and Humanity in Action, was created to strengthen a new generation of leaders whose approaches to political and social challenges can become catalysts for democratic placemaking and community building. Read more about the fellowship here.