Stripes Aren't Enough!
August 1 - September 1, 2016
Anyone who has ever tried to cross Chicago’s streets understands the dangers and risks that the road can bring, but Susan Krueger-Barber’s comedic persona Art Grrrl is here to help!
As a current MFA student at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), Susan Kreuger-Barber completed an art history paper about crosswalk behaviors in urban environments. To put her research into action, the artist utilized Corner as a laboratory to identify the source of crosswalk dangers and provide solutions to promote pedestrian safety in the Avondale neighborhood.
Focusing on the crosswalk on Milwaukee Avenue and Drake Avenue, this month-long residency consisted of a surveillance film documenting driver-pedestrian interactions, public interventions by Art Grrrl, a memorial wall to commemorate pedestrian deaths, as well as a wall of solutions. Susan Krueger-Barber also meet with local politicians, policymakers, and pedestrian advocates to discuss ways to improve current crosswalks. Her work will resulted in a formal proposal to the City of Chicago during the final week of her residency.
Click here to read Streetsblog's coverage of Susan's intervention.
Audio debrief with Susan, Grace, Lynn, and Evelyn