ACTIVATE 2017 Kickoff: Alley turned neighborhood rec room


The first event in the Chicago Loop Alliance’s summer ACTIVATE series, Playground: The Rec Room of the Block, explored the alley as a play space. Far more than a piece of infrastructure that serves practical functions, the alley is a gathering place—the “rec room of the block,” as architect Dan Weese says. The evening included ping-pong, a pop-up barber shop, skate jam, and more.

Read the full recap of the event from Maura Rose Bilek at Urban Matter here.