Mini Golf in the Pedway
12 Dec–06 Jan 2020
Join Eric Hotchkiss and other Douglass 18 Partners to play a round of mini golf outside Space p11 in the Chicago Pedway at 55 E Randolph St from 2-6pm during exhibition activation days on December 12, 13, and 18, 2019; and January 6, 2020
The Douglass 18 project is an effort to redesign and redevelop a dilapidated miniature golf course located in Chicago’s North Lawndale neighborhood with a theme of bird conservation. In 2018 the Douglass 18 Partners brought together the Conservation Architect Team (CATs); a cohort of young adults from Chicago’s west side. Inspired by the park’s bird population, CATs studied and worked with scientists, artists, designers and architects to design mini-golf obstacles based on their observations. Working out of a basement room of the Douglas Park Field House, the CATs prototyped, tested, and designed concepts for the miniature golf course which will be professionally fabricated and installed in the spring of 2020. Ultimately, the CATs will advise on the business model for the course that serves as both a public amenity and a pipeline of career opportunities.
This exhibition is on view at Space p11 from December 12, 2019 - January 15, 2020
Douglass 18 is organized by Eric Hotchkiss. The program is a collaboration between the following partners: Haman Cross III, the Chicago Park District’s Re:Center Initiative, David Brown, the Lincoln Park Zoo, Eric Hotchkiss, and Open Architecture Chicago. Additionally, the project is supported by The Trust for Public Land, LL Bean, School of the Art Institute at Homan Square and Alderman Michael Scott.
Douglass 18 at Space p11 is supported by a grant from the Awesome Foundation