22nd Congress Stockyard Institute

22nd Congress Stockyard Institute

Revolutsiia? Demostratsiia!: Soviet Art Put to the Test

Stockyard Institute will convene a 22nd Congress at the Art Institute of Chicago with Jim Duignan, Curated by Rachel Harper, Regenstein Hall, 2:00-4:00, December 15, 2017. The gathering recognized artists involved over the life of Stockyard Institute, including Ian Duignan, Edra Soto, Adelheid Mers, Sabrina Huchthausen, Sandro Murrillo, Corey Jenkins, Bruna Duignan, and Rachel Harper, (with Mike Norse). The gathering was audio recorded. 

Revolutsiia? Demostratsiia!: Soviet Art Put to the Test.



Smart Radio

Stockyard Institute created Smart Radio and worked with David Ladon, Davion Mathews, Sabrina Huchthausen, Nikki Jarecki and museum docents to teach them how to use the radio and broadcast their recordings of the general public on what it means to belong. Photo by Sabrina Huchthausen.



Hyde Park Art Center welcomes back artist Jim Duignan to expand on his previous work at the Art Center highlighting art and education in the city in PUBLIC SCHOOL on view in Gallery 1 and 2. Duignan, of the Stockyard Institute, works collaboratively with artist and educator Rachel Harper, of Seen + Heard to create a imagination-inducing installation of curious objects – including a fort, a stage, a tower, a piano, and a decommissioned school bus – to construct a new playground for all ages. At a moment when the Public Education System struggles to exist, Chicago artists ask: where is learning actually happening in this city and who gets to determine what we should know?

talk at Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

twins cabins originally from Westville, IN being rebuilt in Chicago.
Teacher Institute at the MCA’s most immersive and collaborative professional development program for educators. This free, year-long program is designed to help you investigate, plan, incubate, and implement innovative, contemporary curricula. The emphasis of the Teacher Institute is on supporting teachers in developing socially engaged art projects for the classroom. Socially engaged art uses artistic strategies to respond to issues of importance within a local community and is collaborative and participatory. Jim Duignan in Hyde Park studio (2007) Photo by Jamie Chan.

talk at Museum of Modern Art, NYC on Chicago

“Uneven Growth: How can artists help fight social inequality?”
a conversation between Jim Duignan (Stockyard Institute, Chicago) and Jennifer Gray (Columbia University; MoMA), The Museum of Modern Art (February 13, 2015)

Uneven Growth: Tactical Urbanisms
for Expanding Megacities

November 22, 2014–May 25, 2015

The Museum of Modern Art

In 2030, the world’s population will be a staggering eight billion people. Of these, two-thirds will live in cities. Most will be poor. With limited resources, this uneven growth will be one of the greatest challenges faced by societies across the globe. Over the next years, city authorities, urban planners and designers, economists, and many others will have to join forces to avoid major social and economic catastrophes, working together to ensure these expanding megacities will remain habitable.

To engage this international debate, Uneven Growth brings together six interdisciplinary teams of researchers and practitioners to examine new architectural possibilities for six global metropolises: Hong Kong, Istanbul, Lagos, Mumbai, New York, and Rio de Janeiro. Following on the same model of the MoMA exhibitions Rising Currents: Projects for New York’s Waterfront and Foreclosed: Rehousing the American Dream, each team will develop proposals for a specific city in a series of workshops that occur over the course of a 14-month initiative.

Uneven Growth seeks to challenge current assumptions about the relationships between formal and informal, bottom-up and top-down urban development, and to address potential changes in the roles architects and urban designers might assume vis-à-vis the increasing inequality of current urban development. The resulting proposals, which will be presented at MoMA in November 2014, will consider how emergent forms of tactical urbanism can respond to alterations in the nature of public space, housing, mobility, spatial justice, environmental conditions, and other major issues in near-future urban contexts.

Urban Case Study Teams:
Hong Kong: MAP Office, Hong Kong, and Network Architecture Lab, Columbia University, New York
Istanbul: Superpool, Istanbul, and Atelier d’Architecture Autogérée, Paris
Lagos: NLÉ, Lagos and Amsterdam, and Zoohaus/Inteligencias Colectivas, Madrid
Mumbai: URBZ: user-generated cities, Mumbai, and Ensamble Studio/MIT-POPlab, Madrid and Cambridge
New York: SITU Studio, New York, and Cohabitation Strategies (CohStra), Rotterdam and New York
Rio de Janeiro: RUA Arquitetos, Rio de Janeiro, and MAS Urban Design, ETH Zurich

View reflections on the Uneven Growth curatorial process at post, the online platform of MoMA’s research initiative Contemporary and Modern Art Perspectives in a Global Age (C-MAP).

Related Programming

Vienna Workshop and Conference MoMA, in collaboration with the MAK — Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art, Vienna, announces the final workshop of Uneven Growth: Tactical Urbanisms for Expanding Megacities. The six interdisciplinary teams will prepare exhibition design content at MAK in a workshop open to student participation. A public presentation of the results will be held on June 14, 2014, with a keynote lecture by Ricky Burdett, LSE Cities, London.
The workshop will be accompanied by a conference and discussion with the curator Pedro Gadanho, MoMA; and international respondents Alice Rawsthorn, International New York Times, London; Christoph Thun-Hohenstein, MAK; Elke Krasny, Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna; and Hani Rashid, Asymptote Architecture, New York.

Mahatma Gandhi Road in Dharavi, Mumbai. 2009. Photo © URBZ MAK Lecture Hall
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
7:00–9.00 p.m.
Workshop Results Presentation
MAK Lecture Hall
Saturday, June 14, 2014
2:00–6:00 p.m.

Uneven Growth: Tactical Urbanisms for Expanding Megacities is organized by The Museum of Modern Art, New York, in collaboration with MAK – Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art.

The exhibition at MoMA is organized by Pedro Gadanho, Curator, and Phoebe Springstubb, Curatorial Assistant, Department of Architecture and Design, The Museum of Modern Art.