May 13th 2017

Join RaD Lab artists and writers Susy Bielak and Fred Schmalz of Balas and Wax for a sensory excursion into the northern tip of Lincoln Park to discover elements of the park’s invisible history—and participate in responding to its constantly changing landscape through writing.


Saturday, May 13, 10:00 AM
Sunday May 14, 5:00 PM
Monday, May 15, 7:00 PM

The walk will depart from the Northwest corner of Sheridan Road and Ardmore Avenue in Edgewater, Chicago, on the hour and last about 50 minutes. The walks will be held rain or shine. Please dress appropriately. Note: the walk is not ADA wheelchair accessible. Adapted walks will be conducted by appointment. To arrange an adapted walk, contact: Fred Schmalz (

About the project:

With the support of Threewalls’ RaD Lab, Bielak and Schmalz are examining the shifting nature of cities through the lens of large-scale development projects, revealing the residue they leave on the physical and psychic landscapes of places, and speculating on possible urban futures.

About the artists:
Balas & Wax is Susy Bielak and Fred Schmalz’s ongoing artistic collaboration. Their work mines social histories, texts and archives—using poetry, ethnography, and multimedia production to create writing, installations, performances and public works.

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