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From RebelGrasshopper@aol.com
Date Wed, 25 Apr 2001 12:08:43 -0400 (EDT)

      A - I N F O S  N E W S  S E R V I C E

> From:   <A HREF=3D"mailto:Fire stata">Fire stata</A> =20

personal note:  im extremely excited about this. this should be the first=20
real attempt to reclaim chicago in our time!!  i urge everybody to=20
participate, esp graff artists and artists of any other sort!  Read through=20
it, eh!  I esp love it cause of its spontenuety...  please contact me if you=
are going to participate...  it'd be cool if a lot of crayons were involved,=
cause these folk are dope-ass from what ive seen, and i think we'd all=20
benifit from plotting actions with them, and meet new peepz.

Join the Department of Space and
Land Reclamation April 27, 28, 29=20

24 hours/ Happening all over Chicago with the Butcher Shop acting as hub

1319 W. Lake Street


The Department of Space and Land Reclamation is a three-day campaign=20
returning all
space, land, and visuals back in to the hands of those who live, work, and=20
play on it.
Artists, activists, and critical citizens are encouraged to come collaborate=
on acts of spatial
resistance to the privatized forces controlling our use of public space and=20
visual culture in

Happening on street corners, supermarkets, and subways all across Chicago=20
April 27, 28, 29
are projects by: 15 Stories High, Anarchist Football Association, Mike=20
Andrews, Pirate
Woodwork, Brett Bloom, Kara Braciale, cc: Project Management, Mr. David=20
Whitman w/
Ms. Salem Collo-Julin, Jim Duignan & General Subjects, Andres Duque,=20
Enviromental Encroachment, Flotsam, Joe Fournier, Fuz Fon, Aaron Gach,=20
Guerrilla Love
Radio 107.1 FM, Host/ Shame/ and Michael Piazza, Jennifer Karmin, Nance=20
Klehm, Nicolas
Lampert, Nance Klehm and Mario de Juan, Marc LeBlanc, Todd Margolis/Keri=20
Crist/Joshua Goldenberg/Chris Larson, McKay Grundstein and Linda Oh, Men and
Women, misterwolf, Randy Moe, Curtis Oliveira,Trevor Paglen, A. Laurie=20
Palmer, The
Peoples Republic of Delicious Food, Michael Piazza, Rob Ray, RPM Puppet=20
Ben Rubin, The Society for the Representation of Society, Yoshie Suzuki,=20
Stacy Switzer,
The Street Harrasment Project, Thread Culture, Daniel Tucker in association=20
with Darnell
Turner, Laura V@lentine, John Wanzel, Wicker Park Poetry Slam w/Tina Howl=20

Everyone is invited to come down to the "Hub" (our campaign headquarters),=20
located at
The Butcher Shop for free community meals, pirate radio, lending libraries,=20
art production
and distribution, and dialogues/documentation with The Surveillance Camera=20
Toronto Video Activists Collective, Kari Lydersen, Union de Vecinos with=20
Valerie Tevere
and Ultra-Red, Greg Shollette/ REPOhistory/ Political Art Documentation and=20
Kevin Dresser, ASP Crew, David Lester, Andy Cox/ Together We Can Defeat=20
Guerilla Girls, Vicente Almaraz, Mayor Daley=E2=80=99s Graffitti Blasters, L=
Organizacion de Justicia
Ambiental de la Villita/ Little Village Environmental Justice Organization=20
(LVEJO), Craig
Baldwin, Claude Muller/ Sabotage, Igor Vamos, Rtm@rk, The Institute for=20
Autonomy, Hacktivist.com AKA Creation is Crucifixtion AKA Carbon Defense=20
Slideproject, Progressive Logan Square, Billboard Liberation, Showdown in=20
Seattle, Ashley
Hunt, Salem Collo-Julin/Temporary Services, Therese Quinn, Mary Patten, Juan=
and Lavie Raven of Hip Hop University. Hub walls by FCT Crew and CMK crew.=20

Campaign Events

Friday April 27 7pm Campaign Kick-off: "Reclaiming Chicago"=20

Panel Discussion with Therese Quinn, Salem Collo-Julin, and keynote speaker=20
Lavie Raven=20

2am Reclamation Raids

Saturday April 28=20

11am Brunch at the Hub=20

1pm-3pm Hip-Hop Poetry reading w/ MC Tina Howl in Wicker Park (the actual=20
park, not the
gentrified neigborhood)=20

3:30 pm "Strategies of Reclamation: Envisioning a new critical role for=20
artists in society"=20

Panel Discussion with The Institute for Applied Autonomy, Hacktivist.com,=20
Mary Patten,
Valerie Tevere, and Juan Chavez.=20

7pm Dinner=20

8pm-2am Party: Get down!

2am Reclamation Raids=20

Sunday April 29 9am Bacon & Eggs served in Lincoln Park (the actual park)=20

11am Brunch at the Hub=20

5pm Plenary Discussion/ All-DSLR Dialogue about creating a community of=20
resistance in
Chicago (to gentrification etc.); Building a network for future=20
artist/activist coalition and
reclamation. (pirate radio, public projects, collective art production and=20
distribution ongoing
throughout the weekend)=20


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