SHoP will be featured in The Urban Operating System at this year’s Versionfest!

June 14, 2013
6:00 – 11:00 pm
Co-Prosperity Sphere
3219 S. Morgan Street
Admission: FREE

Come and visit us: we’ll be in the window, surrounded by University of Hip Hop’s mural panels, sitting on some new chairs by John Preus and Kevin Reiswig, reminiscing about the past with Jim Duignan’s Primer on SHoP at Fenn House and rethinking the future with you!

The Urban Operating System celebrates the energy and imagination of people who make the city a better place to live, work and play in. The Urban Operating System is the beginning of a year long campaign to examine applications promoting opportunities for renewing our public space. Read more about Versionfest here:

Check out our new class with John Preus!

Woodlawn/SHoP: a case study in developing a local arts and community space.
Monday, June 17, 2013, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm and runs for 6 weeks.

Location: The first meeting will take place at Home Gallery, 1407 E 54th Place. Subsequent class locations will vary. This class is sponsored by the Civic Knowledge Project at the Graham School of the University of Chicago.

John Preus, artist/activist, founded Dilettante Studios in 2010 which designs and builds cabinets, furniture, and residential and commercial spaces, relying almost exclusively on 2nd-hand materials. He co-founded the art group Material Exchange in 2005, and until 2010 collaborated with co-founder Sara Black. Preus is currently co-founder and co-curator with Laura Shaeffer at SHoP, and was formerly Creative Director for the Rebuild Foundation shop, and lead fabricator for Theaster Gates studios.

For reservations, contact:


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