Portable Graycapade & Hot Cocoa Klatch

 Feb 07, 2024, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
 Midway Plaisance Ice Rink

1130 Midway Plaisance North, Chicago, IL

Portable Gray Issue 11: Borders, Edges, Language
Wednesday, February 7, 5:00–7:00 PM 
Midway Plaisance Ice Rink, 1130 Midway Plaisance North
*Free Skating for Portable Gray fans who bring their own skates and/or mention PG at the skate rental.
**Free hot cocoa & cookies, pizza & assorted beverages

Join us for a family-friendly evening as we celebrate the launch of our 11th edition of Portable Gray: "Borders, Edges, Language," featuring Tom McDonough, Iman Issa, Leah Feldman, Slavs and Tatars, Susan Gzesh, Nazafarin Lotfi, Tiffany Chung, Mark Philip Bradley, Rande Cook, Lindsay Katsitsakatste Delaronde, Kelly Richardson, Paul Walde, Nikki Sanchez, Stephanie Smith, Itamar Francez, Duncan MacKenzie, Christian Kuras, Stephanie Cristello, Tina Post, Nicky Ni, Ellen Wiese, Zaria Sawdijah El-Fil, and Jessica Musselwhite. 

About the issue:
If language is commonly understood to be the primary means through which people come to understand one another, allowing us to cross the boundary of self, as the late author David Foster Wallace might put it, then this issue of Portable Gray looks at the interchanges of how borders are formed and transgressed by and through language. Contrarily, contributions in this edition demonstrate that if language is a vehicle for communication and agreement, it is necessarily the space where meaning gets confused and precipitates contestation.


Image: Midway Plaisance ice rink, 1941–42. Chicago Daily News. University of Chicago Photographic Archive, [apf2-06870], Hanna Holborn Gray Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library.