Mess Hall

Mess Hall— 2003-2010

Mess Hall was an experimental cultural center located in a storefront in the Rogers Park neighborhood of Chicago. It’ was an open space for events, lectures, workshops, art, ideas, and swap.

Temporary Services worked with Ava Bromberg, Marianne Fairbanks & Jane Palmer, Sam Gould, and Dan S. Wang, to start this initiative. Many other people took on running Mess Hall over the ensuing years. The space was active from 2003-2013. It lived at 6932 North Glenwood Avenue. Mess Hall hosted hundreds of events, talks, actions, exhibitions, meetings, and that saw some of the most diverse audiences we encountered in the city.

Mess Hall Ends Its Haul, by Dan S. Wang, original keyholder

TimeOut Chicago: Mess Hall Closes in Rogers Park

Spatial Agency on Mess Hall