Sixty Inches From Center Editorial Archive

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Krista Franklin at the Johnson Publishing Archive. Photo by Ryan Edmund.


In an effort to elevate the stories of Chicago’s lesser-known artists, designers, and creators from the past to the present moment, Art Design Chicago partnered with the Chicago-based arts and culture initiative, Sixty Inches from Center. Through this editorial partnership, Sixty produced essays, interviews, videos, podcasts, and more in conjunction with Art Design Chicago exhibitions and programs. Additional collaborators included notable comic artists, podcasters, and video producers including The Ladydrawers Comics Collective, Postloudness, On the Real Film, and others.

Sixty Inches from Center is a non-profit online arts publication and archiving initiative that supports and promotes art and writing outside of mainstream historical narratives. To read each of the articles, comics, or videos produced in collaboration with Art Design Chicago, visit the links below.

May 31, 2018: “Searching for Our Ancestors: Mexican Artists at Arte Diseño Xicágo” by Jennifer Patiño Cervantes

June 27, 2018: “Installation View: A Home for Surrealism at The Arts Club of Chicago” video by On the Real Film

July 7, 2018: “What Came First, the Neighborhood or the Artist?” comic by The Ladydrawers Comics Collective

September 5, 2018: “Locating Your Practice in A Johnson Publishing Story, with Samantha Hill and Krista Franklin” by Noor Shawaf

September 13, 2018: “Who Are Your Teachers?: After Richard Hunt at the Koehnline Museum of Art” by Tempestt Hazel

September 20, 2018: “Curating Chicago with Lisa Stone and Stano Grezdo” video by On the Real Film

September 29, 2018: “City Visions: Urban Space, Daily Life, and the Camera” by Greg Ruffing

October 1, 2018: “Arts on the Move at Romi Crawford’s Mobile Curricula” interview by Reuben Westmaas

October 8, 2018: “Locating Your Practice in Chicago Disability Activism, Arts, and Design, with Bri Beck” by Courtney Graham

October 29, 2018: “Installation View: Up is Down at the Block Museum” video by On the Real Film

November 5, 2018: “South Side Stories: Dr. Margaret T. Burroughs” podcast by Postloudness

November 16, 2018: “Art Against the Flow and a Semantic Ecotone” by Emily Breidenbach

November 21, 2018: “The Other Queers” comic by The Ladydrawers Comics Collective

December 1, 2018: “The Artist as a Catalyst for Social Change?,” a 3-part series by Greg Ruffing

December 4, 2018: “Reflections on Pictures from an Exposition at the Newberry Library” by S. Nicole Lane

February 10, 2019: “Curating Chicago : Meg Duguid and Leslie Guy” video by On the Real Film