Paper Making Workshop
May
23
6:00 PM18:00

Paper Making Workshop

Do you ever wonder what happens to your paper after you recycle it? Come give your old paper new life!!!

Join us for an evening of paper-making with recycled material,
and learn the step by step process of making homemade paper.

This is a free workshop & materials are included, but feel free to bring your own paper, dried flowers & plants to press into the paper.

Bring clothes that you're willing to get a little messy :)

See you there ♥

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The Swap
May
5
6:00 PM18:00

The Swap

Organized by South Shore resident Joy Gabrielle, Flood’s Hall will be hosting a clothing swap and food giveaway! Open to the public.

Southside Art & Activism and Flood's Hall present: 

The Swap

A safe space for young people to access resources we need in a comfortable & familiar environment. 

Bring your old clothes that are in good condition, and swap them out for new ones! There will also be lots of free non-perishables to bring home with you afterwards. 

In celebration of Cinco de Mayo, we will be providing tacos (on us!) and great music.

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Hyde Park May Day Parade
May
1
11:30 AM11:30

Hyde Park May Day Parade

May 1st is International Workers’ Day, a day to celebrate working class power.

This May Day, University Workers and the community will be marching together into campus to show solidarity with all workers on the South Side and deliver a message to the University of Chicago. Join the University of Chicago Labor Council as we bring our demands for worker and community power, administration accountability, and show solidarity in our shared struggles.

March start: 11:30am

Corner of 59th and Ellis

Rally After March: 12:30pm

Levi Hall, 5801 S. Ellis Ave.

facebook.com/UCLaborCouncil

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DIY Scent Diffuser Workshop
Apr
28
1:00 PM13:00

DIY Scent Diffuser Workshop

A workshop on beginner-level programming Arduino micro-controllers in order to create DIY scent diffusers/air fresheners, as well as explaining the properties of different essential oils that can be used for air freshening/sanitizing at home.

We hope the workshop contributes towards (1) empowering participants to use open-source hardware, (2) centering smell as a sense worth learning about, and (3) substituting the use of chemical air fresheners with DIY essential oil blending. The workshop would additionally serve as a “pilot” event for future workshops at the intersection of scent, air quality, sustainability, and citizen science.

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In the Receiving Room
Apr
26
6:00 PM18:00

In the Receiving Room

Set to place at a repurposed dental suite, IN THE RECEIVING ROOM is the culminating exhibition of works produced by artists Don Crescendo, Sasha Tycko, Jada-Amina, Leo Williams, Tarnynon Onumonu, Elenora Edreva, and Nico Valdez over the course of a six-week artist residency hosted by Floods Hall, a developing community resource center.

Floods Hall’s founding artists-in-residence program aimed to facilitate a generative, communal space for artists of different backgrounds and disciplines. The residency encouraged each artist to explore potential collaborations as they engaged new processes, materials, and concepts within their own independent studio practices.

IN THE RECEIVING ROOM will present a wide variety of works investigating notions of place, timing, distance, interaction, and the lack thereof. In this exhibition, the impersonal nature of commonplace clinical environments is challenged by a series of intimate full-room installations, soundscapes, and objects that invite the viewer to contemplate how they go about receiving the world around them in the process of their day to day observations. The work of each artist prompts a critical examination of the ways in which the individual perception, and in turn that of the masses, produces a distinct algorithm of social, geographic, and psychological transfigurations — alongside a slew of inherent misconfigurations, and blind spots.
- Anisa Olufemi, Curator in residence

There is elevator access to the third floor, and a wheelchair-accessible restroom in the space.

Food and drink will be provided!

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Sound Salon
Apr
24
6:00 PM18:00

Sound Salon

The Sound Salon is a weekly meet-up for sound artists, DJs, and producers to share and learn together. Bring: works in progress, sounds/music currently catching your interest, and/or questions about technique, gear, or concepts you're working through.

The intention of the Sound Salon is to provide a site for feedback, knowledge-sharing, and collaboration for artists working with sound -- especially artists working outside of academic institutions and femme, queer, and POC sound artists.

Organized by Sasha Tycko and Don Crescendo,two DJs/producers/sound artists in residence at Flood's Hall.

Email Sasha if you're interested in attending: sasha.tycko@gmail.com

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Community Assembly
Apr
17
6:00 PM18:00

Community Assembly

To all of the builders, restorers and transfigurers in our midst,
to everyone who has wished us well or offered us advice,
& to those who have already helped warm our space this winter:

...Let's Gather!

Come one and all to enjoy wine and snacks (on us!), meet some new faces, and imagine the possibilities for a community center in our area.

We're eager to share Flood's Hall vision, a few project updates, and see how we can collaborate.

And with the help of local architectural firm Civic Projects, we will work together to map what’s in our neighborhoods and identify opportunities for new programming.

Wine sampling will be provided by 57th St Wines.
Music will be provided by Sasha No Disco.

RSVPs appreciated on our FB page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1075032199351809/

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Sound Salon
Apr
10
6:00 PM18:00

Sound Salon

The Sound Salon is a weekly meet-up for sound artists, DJs, and producers to share and learn together. Bring: works in progress, sounds/music currently catching your interest, and/or questions about technique, gear, or concepts you're working through.

The intention of the Sound Salon is to provide a site for feedback, knowledge-sharing, and collaboration for artists working with sound -- especially artists working outside of academic institutions and femme, queer, and POC sound artists.

Organized by Sasha Tycko and Don Crescendo,two DJs/producers/sound artists in residence at Flood's Hall.

Email Sasha if you're interested in attending: sasha.tycko@gmail.com

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Sound Salon
Apr
3
6:00 PM18:00

Sound Salon

The Sound Salon is a weekly meet-up for sound artists, DJs, and producers to share and learn together. Bring: works in progress, sounds/music currently catching your interest, and/or questions about technique, gear, or concepts you're working through.

The intention of the Sound Salon is to provide a site for feedback, knowledge-sharing, and collaboration for artists working with sound -- especially artists working outside of academic institutions and femme, queer, and POC sound artists.

Organized by Sasha Tycko and Don Crescendo,two DJs/producers/sound artists in residence at Flood's Hall.

Email Sasha if you're interested in attending: sasha.tycko@gmail.com

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Sound Salon
Mar
27
6:00 PM18:00

Sound Salon

The Sound Salon is a weekly meet-up for sound artists, DJs, and producers to share and learn together. Bring: works in progress, sounds/music currently catching your interest, and/or questions about technique, gear, or concepts you're working through.

The intention of the Sound Salon is to provide a site for feedback, knowledge-sharing, and collaboration for artists working with sound -- especially artists working outside of academic institutions and femme, queer, and POC sound artists.

Organized by Sasha Tycko and Don Crescendo,two DJs/producers/sound artists in residence at Flood's Hall.

Email Sasha if you're interested in attending: sasha.tycko@gmail.com

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Small Business Loan Program Launch!
Mar
21
11:00 AM11:00

Small Business Loan Program Launch!

Photo credit: Davon Clark

Photo credit: Davon Clark

Yesterday we launched Flood's Hall's small business loan program in support of beloved Build Coffee, a community hub within Woodlawn's Experimental Station that offers some of the best coffee around and an ever-rotating book/zine selection.

We are hopeful that our loan can support some exciting growth plans that they have, along with the hard work they already do to provide us all with a place between home and work to hang out, meet friends, hold gatherings and attend workshops.

Flood’s Hall is looking to provide micro finance loans to support growth at other area businesses or to help early-stage entrepreneurs with experience and a solid plan located in the area. We are especially interested in businesses that make the area more vibrant, and business owners that historically have had inadequate access to mainstream capital.

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Flood's Hall Artist Residency Launch!
Mar
1
6:00 PM18:00

Flood's Hall Artist Residency Launch!

We are very excited to announce that, for the month of March, Flood’s Hall is opening itself up as a collaborative studio residency for five artists. Stay tuned for an exhibit of their work at the end of the month!

This residency was organized by Flood’s Hall’s Community Coordinator, Mariel Martinez, and our Operations Manager/Co-founder, Natalie Wright.


Anisa Olufemi is a curator, writer, and multidisciplinary artist of Afro-Trinidadian and Black American descent. A particular focus on the hybridized cultural productions of the African Diaspora is essential to her work. Olufemi's curatorial and studio practices are both deeply rooted in the study of post-colonial theory, Black queer aesthetics, communal healing, and transnational oral histories.

Instagram: @anisaolufemi // Website: http://olufem.me

Of No Nation (in progress) by Anisa Olufemi

Of No Nation (in progress) by Anisa Olufemi

 

Sasha Tycko, a.k.a. Sasha No Disco [they/them], is a DJ, sound artist, and writer, and resides in Hyde Park. Lately, they've been working with field recording and questions around environment, place, and ethnographic practice. 

Instagram: @t_cko // Website: www.sashatycko.net

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Tarnynon (Ty-yuh-nuh) Onumonu is a published poet and performing artist from the Jeffery Manor neighborhood on the Southeast side of Chicago. In 2017, she took 2nd place in the Gwendolyn Brooks Open Mic Awards and represented Chicago on the Lethal Poetry Team at the 2018 National Poetry Slam. Aside from her writing, she consistently chooses to work in spaces in service to others.

Intagram/Twitter: @tyyuhnuh // https://southsideweekly.com/free-range-lit-issue/

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Eleonora Edreva is an olfactory artist and researcher born in Burgas, Bulgaria and raised in Chicago. The artist's work nudges its participants to spend more time navigating the world using their noses and is interested in the ways that scent can contribute to community resilience as we enter into ever more harrowing and uncertain futures.

Website: www.eleonora.xyz 

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L. Williams
 is a Chicago based artist whose work explores food, waste and gender as a response to growing landfills, mass consumption, and dwindling resources. Their waste politics and gender identities intersect to inform the way they interrogate family and their own ability to build one. Leo lives happily with their partner and their family of worms, kefir, sauerkraut and kvass in Bridgeport. 

Website: Lwilliams.club

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Reading Group: The Forty-Fourth Ward Assembly
Feb
15
6:30 PM18:30

Reading Group: The Forty-Fourth Ward Assembly

“The book discussion will be about The Forty-Fourth Ward Assembly: An Experiment in Neighborhood Democracy, by Greta Salem, and we'll be discussing this text to help us generate ideas with others about the push we'll be making to get alderwomen and aldermen to turn their power over to the people in their wards through Ward Assemblies, similar to what happened in the 44th ward in the 1970s.”

Organized by Democratic Socialists of America Community Councils.

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Meeting with Exodus Lending
Feb
4
12:30 PM12:30

Meeting with Exodus Lending

We’re meeting with Exodus Lending, the only nonprofit dedicated solely to helping Minnesotans break free from payday debt. We’ll hear about their history, experience, and discuss best practices for launching our own zero-interest, payday alternative loan program in Chicago.

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