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An Urban Operating System

(Ongoing • launched June 14, 2013 at Version Festival 13 )

Since 2001 Public Media Institute's Version Festival has introduced innovative projects that tackle local social and urban issues. The festival highlights projects and people that engage public interest and promote the cultural use of public space.

For Version Festival 13 we launched An Urban Operating System. The Urban OS celebrates the energy and imagination of people who make the city a better place to live, work and play in. During the festival we examined projects that serve the common good, and connect us to services that everyone can use in our neighborhoods.  These socially engaged projects promote the cultural use of public space and demonstrate innovative forms for funding ideas and actions.

An Urban Operating System is an ongoing campaign by the Public Media Institute to examine applications and ideas promoting opportunities for renewing our public space. Visit and Public Media Institute for more information.

Participants at the opening exhibition were:
AREA, Art Bowl, Truck Farm Chicago, Working Bikes, Cafe Yo!, Community-Supported Art Chicago, Benton House, Bridgeport Alliance, Bubbly Dynamics, Chaos Brew Club, Sunday Soup, NeighborSpace, Bike a Bee, Portoluz, Pedal to the People, Rebuild Foundation, Social Ecologies, Mc Kinley Park Community Garden, Rebuilding Exchange, Roots & Culture, Southside Hub of Production, Soup and Bread, Occupied Tribune, Edible Alchemy, Pocket Guide to Hell, Pedal Power, Garlic & Greens, Dumbo Press, the Awesome Foundation and Marz Community Brewing.









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