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Crossing Lines

November 18, 2023 @ 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM


Both a temporary exhibition and site activation, CROSSING LINES explores how material and immaterial lines impact the people of Chicago, historically and presently. The event will take place in Homan Square, starting with the exhibit on the 14th floor of Nichols Tower with unbeatable views out to Chicago’s west side. There will be snacks and water provided.

The second part of the event is a self-guided walking tour along an installation on the Altenheim Line, an elevated, defunct rail that is home to a future rails and trails project. Visitors will have an opportunity to playfully engage with the influence of Lines created by abstracted planning, mapping, legislative, and bureaucratic protocols. The walk is about 30 minutes from start to finish, from Homan Avenue to Kedzie Avenue and back.

A note on building entry: There is only one dirt ramp up for getting on and off the rail, which is located at Homan Avenue. Ground condition is uneven and unpaved. If you want to walk along the elevated rail line, please wear sturdy shoes and weather appropriate attire.

This event will be an indoor/outdoor event. Please dress accordingly.




November 18, 2023
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Event Category:


Latent Design
Chicago Architecture Biennial


Nichols Tower
906 S. Homan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60624
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