UrBs In Horto
Organized around five main themes: Community, Travel, Work, Eatand Play, UrBs in Horto is an interactive exhibit and public program series that uses text, objects, images and performance to highlight how campus and community partners and exhibition visitors have experienced the outdoors in relation to ideas about family, heritage and community. The product of Participatory Action Research, community curation, creative placemaking and social practice, UrBs was curated by AACC Director Lori Barcliff Baptista in collaboration with the University of Illinois-Chicago Centers for Cultural Understanding and Social Change, Heritage Garden Student Interns and the Office of Sustainability as well as Chicago area community organizations God’s Gang, Metropolitan Area African-American Senior Resource Network, George Washington Carver FARMS, and the Centers for New Horizons. The exhibit prominently features sculptural works created by artist Alfonso “Piloto” Neves Ruiz and video content produced by Chicago area documentary filmmaker Candice S. Eloby. UIC Graphic Design student Jennifer Manning is responsible for graphic design elements of the exhibit.
Free and open to the public, UrBs resided in the AACC Gallery, located in 207 Addams Hall on the UIC Campus from November 19, 2014 through June 30, 2015.