Chicago Monuments
Chicago, IL

Everyday, Chicagoans walk through neighborhoods stretching from the lake to Franklin Park, unaware that they are treading on land formed by glacial deposits and time-worn paths of the Potawatomi and other Indian tribes. This land, the spiritual home of Native peoples, has seen the historical effects of broken treaties, expulsions, and ignorance.
We are proposing to turn a line of “boundary” into a
line of “meeting” through a series of markers and place
makers that recognize the geologic, Native, and
contemporary stories of these lines that break the
Chicago grid.