Shared Language was a community classroom and exhibition that used the topic of language as a way to investigate communication and the transfer of knowledge through experimental learning. This six-week school allowed me to give critical thought to the value that can be found in different kinds of cultivated and experiential knowledge and who can be defined as teacher, all while giving me the chance to design a curriculum around the expressed interests of neighborhood residents.
Alongside the classes, the Shared Language exhibition featured work by teaching artists who incorporate their relationship to educational systems within their work or actively teach in local arts organizations, museums, grassroots organizations, and Chicago Public Schools.
Alex Bradley Cohen
Reginald Eldridge Jr.
David Anthony Geary
Trisha Oralie Martin
Black Youth Project 100 (BYP 100)
Aymar Jean Christian with
Rebecca Kling & Andre Perez
James T. Green
Jamal “Litebulb” Oliver & Wills Glasspiegel
Race and Pedegogy Working Group
Rebirth Poetry Ensemble
Sarah Beth Woods & Fatimata Traore
Installation Photos by Nabiha Kahn.