Enteractive State

As a cornerstone of our community, thoughtful, interactive, and sustainable placemaking initiatives like Enteractive State align seamlessly with our neighbourhood’s commitment to inclusivity and unity,” noted Michael Edwards, President and CEO of Chicago Loop Alliance. “This month-long installation marks the inception of a series of enhancements in line with the recommendations outlined in the Urban Land Institute’s Technical Assistance Panel Elevate State plan.”

These activations imbue our iconic Loop with a unique sense of place during the International Downtown Association Conference & Marketplace, co-hosted by Chicago Loop Alliance from October 4th to 6th at the Palmer House, a Hilton hotel. This immersive installation is a shining example for over 1,300 downtown place managers, illustrating how to design downtown areas and neighbourhoods to offer experiences beyond conventional office spaces or storefront retail. Most of the four installations feature music from some of Chicago’s musical legends, spanning genres like house, R&B, soul, and jazz, including Mr. Fingers and Benny Goodman. Meanwhile, others foster a sense of joy and appreciation for nature and the surrounding environment.

Nicolas Synnott of LeMonde Studio expressed their enthusiasm about the collaboration, saying, “We are honoured to partner with Chicago Loop Alliance to transform the traditional paradigm of the Loop into an interactive art concept that nurtures a sense of community. The world could always benefit from a touch more joy and opportunities to enrich the experiences of both Chicagoans and visitors through unique and unforgettable activations like Enteractive State, drive our agency’s mission forward.”

Jean-François Hould, Québec Government Office delegate in Chicago, praised the installations developed by Le Monde Studio in partnership with the Chicago Loop Alliance, noting, “These installations exemplify Québec’s creative approach to interactive placemaking and public engagement. We are delighted to have them in Chicago for the month, underscoring the growing relationship between Chicago and Québec.

Project Type

Public Art


Chicago Loop Alliance

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