Wabash Arts Corridor


Chicago, Illinois 60614, United States

Created By: The Department of Exhibition, Performance and Student Spaces|DEPS



LOCATION: 1306 S. Michigan


This work is inspired by the new generation of young Moroccans who are open to the outside, connected with global trends, especially American trends. In addition to their open-mindedness, this young generation has a lot of affection for Moroccan traditions and culture. It is a generation full of talent and hope, able to cross boundaries and do things that previous generations often thought impossible. The position of the figure and his coat is normally that of an elderly man, after the harvest, who filled his bag of food, to feed his family and be an independent, capable and responsible father. This young generation, as pictured here, is also able to assume their responsibilities and realize their dreams while keeping their own unique identity and being open-minded to welcome the wealth of cultures from elsewhere. The pigeon and backdrop is a nod to Casablanca's most famous square, Place Mohamed V., where all generations of Moroccans and tourists come together in a peaceful atmosphere. I would really like to honor the sister cities of Chicago and Casablanca through this design.

PHOTO CREDIT: Sandra Steinbrecher

This point of interest is part of the tour: Wabash Arts Corridor


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