Catalogue School

Interactive Installation at Anthony Overton Elementary, Chicago

Call to Action

Creative Grounds, a multi-year initiative led by Borderless Studio, offered programs and workshops at the former Anthony Overton Elementary School in the Bronzeville neighborhood of Chicago – from small group dialogues and collaborative workshops to social gatherings.

On September 22, 2018, artists and architects joined forces to collaborate in a celebration of this venerated, now closed, Chicago public school.


Mauricio decided to create an installation that was interactive, based on play. He would create “toy” desks in the spirit of IKEA furniture to illustrate the dynamics of education in the urban context. Attendees would not observe, but rather participate in the construction of a classroom in a (lamentably) deconstructed environment.