Changing spaces | Feature | Chicago Reader

Arts & Culture » Feature

Changing spaces

by

Sign up for our newsletters Subscribe

3 comments
Douglas Park (left) August 13, 2019: Sophie Aleves, seven, takes a shot on goal against her father, Aidan Aleves, 26, and brothers. (right) June 30, 2019: Attendees rush to catch a surprise act during the Lyrical Lemonade Summer Smash. - KATHLEEN HINKEL
  • Kathleen Hinkel
  • Douglas Park (left) August 13, 2019: Sophie Aleves, seven, takes a shot on goal against her father, Aidan Aleves, 26, and brothers. (right) June 30, 2019: Attendees rush to catch a surprise act during the Lyrical Lemonade Summer Smash.

Douglas, Union, and Grant Parks have served as valued community centers for Chicago since the mid-1800s. Today, all three parks host thousands of attendees for popular private music festivals—Lyrical Lemonade Summer Smash, Pitchfork Music Festival, and Lollapalooza, respectively—taking on a different personality for one weekend each summer before returning to their treasured role as neighborly places to gather. This project explores these spaces and their inhabitants.   v

Grant Park (left) August 13, 2019:  Baseball fields on the south lawn of Grant Park were home to Canadian geese. (right) August 4, 2019: Baseball fields on the south lawn of Grant Park were home to Lollapalooza Festival attendees watching Kasey Musgraves. - KATHLEEN HINKEL
  • Kathleen Hinkel
  • Grant Park (left) August 13, 2019: Baseball fields on the south lawn of Grant Park were home to Canadian geese. (right) August 4, 2019: Baseball fields on the south lawn of Grant Park were home to Lollapalooza Festival attendees watching Kasey Musgraves.
August 13, 2019: A person wanders through a grove of trees in Union Park. - KATHLEEN HINKEL
  • Kathleen Hinkel
  • August 13, 2019: A person wanders through a grove of trees in Union Park.
July 21, 2019: Attendees wander through the trees while attending the Pitchfork Music Festival in Union Park. - KATHLEEN HINKEL
  • Kathleen Hinkel
  • July 21, 2019: Attendees wander through the trees while attending the Pitchfork Music Festival in Union Park.
August 12, 2019: Local hip-hop artist Que Billah, 40, plays basketball in Union Park on a Tuesday morning. - KATHLEEN HINKEL
  • Kathleen Hinkel
  • August 12, 2019: Local hip-hop artist Que Billah, 40, plays basketball in Union Park on a Tuesday morning.
July 19, 2019: Attendees taking a break from the action at the Pitchfork Music Festival in Union Park - KATHLEEN HINKEL
  • Kathleen Hinkel
  • July 19, 2019: Attendees taking a break from the action at the Pitchfork Music Festival in Union Park
August 12, 2019: Green space on a Tuesday morning in Douglas Park - KATHLEEN HINKEL
  • Kathleen Hinkel
  • August 12, 2019: Green space on a Tuesday morning in Douglas Park
June 30, 2019: A crowd enjoys the Lyrical Lemonade Summer Smash in Douglas Park on the city's west side. - KATHLEEN HINKEL
  • Kathleen Hinkel
  • June 30, 2019: A crowd enjoys the Lyrical Lemonade Summer Smash in Douglas Park on the city's west side.
July 13, 2019: James Rogers, 63, sits on a bench in Union Park to pass the time. Rogers was staying at the nearby Pacific Garden Mission while working on finding employment and housing. - KATHLEEN HINKEL
  • Kathleen Hinkel
  • July 13, 2019: James Rogers, 63, sits on a bench in Union Park to pass the time. Rogers was staying at the nearby Pacific Garden Mission while working on finding employment and housing.
July 19, 2019: Attendees at the Pitchfork Music Festival rest on a bench in Union Park. - KATHLEEN HINKEL
  • Kathleen Hinkel
  • July 19, 2019: Attendees at the Pitchfork Music Festival rest on a bench in Union Park.
August 13, 2019:  People pose at Buckingham Fountain on a recent Tuesday. - KATHLEEN HINKEL
  • Kathleen Hinkel
  • August 13, 2019: People pose at Buckingham Fountain on a recent Tuesday.
August 4, 2019:  Buckingham Fountain during Lollapalooza - KATHLEEN HINKEL
  • Kathleen Hinkel
  • August 4, 2019: Buckingham Fountain during Lollapalooza
July 13, 2019: Alonzo Carter, 59, barbecues in preparation for a picnic for his church, the Love and Unity Evangelical Church, which was celebrating services in Union Park on a Sunday. - KATHLEEN HINKEL
  • Kathleen Hinkel
  • July 13, 2019: Alonzo Carter, 59, barbecues in preparation for a picnic for his church, the Love and Unity Evangelical Church, which was celebrating services in Union Park on a Sunday.
July 21, 2019: Emily Wolniewicz, 21, and Avian Ciganko-Ford, 21, both of Minnesota, take a break under the trees while attending the Pitchfork Music Festival in Union Park. - KATHLEEN HINKEL
  • Kathleen Hinkel
  • July 21, 2019: Emily Wolniewicz, 21, and Avian Ciganko-Ford, 21, both of Minnesota, take a break under the trees while attending the Pitchfork Music Festival in Union Park.
June 24, 2019: Douglas Park - KATHLEEN HINKEL
  • Kathleen Hinkel
  • June 24, 2019: Douglas Park
June 30, 2019: Douglas Park during the Lyrical Lemonade Summer Smash - KATHLEEN HINKEL
  • Kathleen Hinkel
  • June 30, 2019: Douglas Park during the Lyrical Lemonade Summer Smash
August 13, 2019: The south lawn of Grant Park, just north of the museum campus, is empty on a recent Tuesday. - KATHLEEN HINKEL
  • Kathleen Hinkel
  • August 13, 2019: The south lawn of Grant Park, just north of the museum campus, is empty on a recent Tuesday.
August 4, 2019: Kasey Musgraves performs on the south lawn of Grant Park during the Lollapalooza Music Festival. - KATHLEEN HINKEL
  • Kathleen Hinkel
  • August 4, 2019: Kasey Musgraves performs on the south lawn of Grant Park during the Lollapalooza Music Festival.

Support Independent Chicago Journalism: Join the Reader Revolution

We speak Chicago to Chicagoans, but we couldn’t do it without your help. Every dollar you give helps us continue to explore and report on the diverse happenings of our city. Our reporters scour Chicago in search of what’s new, what’s now, and what’s next. Stay connected to our city’s pulse by joining the Reader Revolution.

Are you in?

  Reader Revolutionary $35/month →  
  Rabble Rouser $25/month →  
  Reader Radical $15/month →  
  Reader Rebel  $5/month  → 

Not ready to commit? Send us what you can!

 One-time donation  → 

Comments (3)

Showing 1-3 of 3

Add a comment
 

Add a comment