The Coil Mound earthwork is installed along the western banks of the Chicago River in Horner Park. This homage to the ancestral practice of mound building educates the public about the rich cultural history of placemaking and activates the human connection to the river and its importance to Chicago’s development as a city.
Santiago X with Chicago Public Art Group are recipients of the Joyce Foundation’s 2021 Joyce Award to create Augment Earth. Using a cell phone, visitors will be able to access a virtual layer of historical and current information about the site and its significance as they explore.
Funders include Chicago Commentary Trust, JoCarno Fund, Joyce Foundation, DCASE and Illinois Humanities.