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Wa$ted Market: Convenings - Ownership

Event organized by ARCHEWORKS

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When Chicago's buildings are demolished, what happens to the materials inside?

This leading question starts our inquiry into the building materials reuse marketplace in Chicago, IL. At OWNERSHIP, diverse professionals - from real estate to waste hauling - will gather to discuss the transfer of ownership in a Chicago building's lifecycle. By tracing reused materials from their source to local or regional end markets, OWNERSHIP explores the economic realities that govern the salvage industry. Audience members are offered unique insight on materials ownership, community wealth, and private value.

Following a moderated panel discussion at each event, attendees will break into facilitated small groups and brainstorm solutions from a series of prompts related to reuse marketplace development. Ideas will be recorded and shared with the larger group for feedback. The panel discussion audio will be transcribed, recorded, and shared on the WA$TED MARKET website. Light refreshments will be served.

OWNERSHIP is the first of a three-part event series as part of WA$TED MARKET, a multiyear Archeworks initiative, supported by the Chicago Community Trust.

Dan Boughton, T2 Properties
Harbor Miles, Curbside Salvage LLC
Rob Rose, Cook County Land Bank Authority
Steve Fiylo, Blue Earth Deconstruction
For more information, please visit wastedmarket.org/ownership

About the Venue
STOCKYARDS BRICK reclaims vintage brick, stone, granite, limestone, and architectural artifacts from structures scheduled for demolition throughout the Midwest. OWNERSHIP will be hosted at their Back of the Yards processing facility, which was recently a featured venue of Open House Chicago. From building procurement, to deconstruction, to materials recprocessing, Stockyards ensures that the “bones” of beautiful old buildings have an extended life. We hope you take advantage of this unique opportunity to visit an operational salvage facility.

From Ashland Ave, take 41st St east. The road cuves and bends, but will eventually dead-end into Packers. Stockyards is 1/2 block south on Packers, across from Lakeshore Recycling; look for the cream-colored sign on the right. Parking is available in the Stockyards gated yard.

Ownership (wastedmarket.org/ownership) is the first of a three-part event series as part of WA$TED MARKET: Convenings (wastedmarket.org) RSVP for the rest of the series online: wastedmarket.org