Sankofa City Summer School 2018

 Aug 17, 2018, 7:00 PM – 7:00 PM
 Various Hyde Park locations

As we anticipate the construction of the Obama Presidential Center, and increasing interest in the surrounding neighborhoods, this design + prototyping workshop brings South Side residents and University of Chicago students together to visualize desired futures for our community. Workshop led by legendary filmmaker, entrepreneur and activist Ben Caldwell (Kaos Network, Los Angeles) and UChicago film scholar Jacqueline Stewart (Gray Center; Cinema 53; South Side Home Movie Project). 

Past events



Swagger: Screening + conversation with Jennifer Wild, Jacqueline Stewart and Global Girls

 May 31, 2018, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
 Harper Theatre

5238 S Harper
Chicago, IL

Part urban fantasy and part ethnographic group portrait, Swagger (Olivier Babinet, 2015, 84 min) focuses on a dozen teenagers getting by in the streets, projects and schools of Aulnay-sous-Bois, a suburb of Paris that made the headlines during the riots of 2005. Screening followed by a conversation with Jennifer WildJacqueline Stewart, and Global Girls.



Assemblage Assembly: On Binding

 May 30, 2018, 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
 Gray Center Lab

929 E 60th Street, Chicago, IL

Studio R-A presents: Assemblage Assembly "On Binding" with Ann Hamilton, Buzz Spector, Jessica Stockholder, Sreeedeep Bhattacharya, Jenniffer Scappetonne and Bill Brown, Ted Brown, Zachary Cahill, Gabe Moreno and Brandon Truett. Food and drink will be served.



Marx Now: Phil Collins film screening

 May 15, 2018, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
 Gray Center Lab

Midway Studios
929 E. 60th St.
Chicago, IL

As part of the Goethe-Institut in North America's series Marx Now, commemorating the 200th anniversary of the birth of Karl Marx, the Gray Center hosts an evening centered on two films by Phil Collins that focus on the work of Karl Marx.