Floating Museum.

September 21, 2014

The DuSable Museum of African American History is the oldest museum dedicated to African American art and history.  Designed by DH Burnham in 1915, the museum’s building was a Chicago Park District administration building and a lock-up facility for the Chicago Police Department before being converted into the DuSable Museum’s permanent home and named after Jean Baptiste DuSable, Chicago’s first settler.    Floating Museum is Faheem Majeed and Jeremiah Hulsebos-Spofford’s proposal for a project that blends creative place-making, activism and exhibition design to make a platform for conversations and community engagement.  By using a structural interpretation of DuSable Museum that floats down the Chicago River and moves by land over a period of months,the artists will facilitate a project wherein architecture becomes the medium for exchange and a flexible site for programming in collaboration with architect Andrew Schachman and in partnership with the DuSable Museum and the City of Chicago.  www.thefloatingmuseum.com