Touring Chicago's Cermak Road Creative Industry District

September 14, 2011

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'Eight Forty-Eight' tours changing spaces in East Pilsen with Chicago cultural historian Tim Samuelson.

Evidence of Pilsen’s rich industrial history can be seen in the factories that line some of its streets--but those buildings weren't all left vacant. Over the years, artists set up shop in some of the spaces in Chicago's East Pilsen and Bridgeport neighborhoods. Last year, Eight Forty-Eight toured the area with Chicago’s cultural historian Tim Samuelson. The tour started at an important point of entry for the neighborhood.

Jason Robinson, "Cerberus Reigning", from the album The Two Faces of Janus, (Cuneiform)