Urban Pilgrimage YOU ARE HERE: The Emerald Camino Project

You Are Here Design: Jimi Geiyer/Photos: Akinbode Akinbiyi

Sat, 08/21/2021 -
Sun, 09/26/2021

Emerald Necklace

With Akinbode Akinbiyi

Theatre Y creates a social ritual for Chicagoans re-emerging out of COVID-19 on behalf of eleven communities hit hard by the virus and systemic racism, an ambulatory performance along Chicago's Emerald Necklace with the goal of forging new bonds across neighborhoods. This six-week urban pilgrimage seeks to recover our shared humanity and reclaim the walkability that Daniel Burnam intended in some of Chicago's most underserved neighborhoods.

Schedule, Tickets, Reservations

Berlin-based Nigerian photographer Akinbode Akinbiyi accompanies Theatre Y along the Emerald Necklace, photo-documenting the pilgrimage, the city, and its people. His photographs, along with 940 hours of recorded conversations, a drone video installation, and video documentation will memorialize this celebratory walk, archiving a joyous way forward into what will be a much more enabling future.

Akinbode Akinbiyi (c) Akinbode Akinbiyi Akinbode Akinbiyi was born in Oxford in 1946, grew up in Lagos and in England and studied Literature and English in Nigeria, England and Germany. In the mid-1970s he began to photograph as an autodidact and, after stays in Heidelberg and Munich, finally moved to Berlin where he has lived ever since. He is among the most well known African photographers and is internationally active as a curator and writer. Akinbode Akinbiyi’s pictures have been shown at exhibitions and biennials in Tokyo, Paris, Philadelphia, Johannesburg and Havana, and have been published in various magazines.

Logan Square Camino: 1-7pm 8/21/21
Humboldt Park Camino: 1-7pm 8/22/21
East Garfield Park Camino: 1-7pm 8/28/21
North Lawndale Camino: 1-7pm 8/29/21
Little Village Camino: 1-7pm 9/4/21
Back of the Yards Camino: 1-6pm 9/5/21
Englewood Camino: 1-7pm 9/11/21
Washington Park Camino: 1-7pm 9/12/21
Bronzeville Camino: 1-7pm 9/18/21
Hyde Park Camino: 1-7pm 9/19/21
Woodlawn Camino: 1-7pm 9/25/21
Lakeshore Camino Project Closing Celebration: 1-7pm 9/26/21