Innovators of the 21st century

Innovators of the 21st century

Chicago, Illinois 60614, United States

Created By: IIT

Tour Information

With a history of innovation in health sciences, modern media, music, and technology, Bronzeville was and continues to be a neighborhood where Chicago is continuously reinvented. Today, people in Bronzeville are driving the conversations in arts, culture, and technology that will underly a sustainable future.

By Bruce Montgomery

Tour Map

Loading Tour


What You'll See on the Tour

Illinois Tech has been dedicated to innovation since its founding. Housing both engineering and design, the students and faculty link theory and practice to develop and apply the technologies that will define our future. 
This dynamic, augmented reality (AR)- enhanced mural utilizes public art to celebrate the rich history of Bronzeville and explore the ways innovation in the present and future can help us mitigate the effects of climate change.  Local arti... Read more
The South Side Community Arts Center bridges the past and future of Bronzeville as the oldest oldest art center in the US focused on African American art. It remains an important and influential showcase for established and emerging artists... Read more
The ingenuity of founder Robert S. Abbott led the Chicago Defender to achieve national distribution through the Pullman rail porters. It became a leading source of information for Black audiences from Chicago to the South, spurring the Grea... Read more
Empowering our youth is key to creating a sustainable future. Once one of the first Chicago highschools to be connected to the internet, DuSable Highschool remains at the forefront of developing the science and tech leaders of tomorrow. The... Read more
Home to retail businesses, community gathering and co-working spaces, the CTA Green Line transit node at 51st Street is taking a community-first approach to redeveloping the Bronzeville neighborhood.  Places to explore between the S. Prair... Read more


Leave a Comment



Download the App

Download the PocketSights Tour Guide mobile app to take this self-guided tour on your GPS-enabled mobile device.

iOS Tour Guide Android Tour Guide



Updates and Corrections

Please send change requests to