Commons Project: Opening Brunch and Letterbox Workshop with Joan Giroux

  • The Commons
    Second Floor, East Side
    220 E Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
Groupings of small wooden tokens shaped like houses in red and green lay on top of a table with a maplike grid.
Joan Giroux, Working models, eco monopolies in the Commons, 2018. Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago.


Celebrate the opening of our next Commons Artist Project with Joan Giroux, whose project, eco monopolies in the Commons, examines the importance of public, green space in Chicago and internationally. The artist kicks off a letterboxing challenge—an early form of geocaching from the 1800s—asking visitors to extend their experience beyond the Commons to 15 cultural centers throughout Chicago.