Open Center

In conjunction with Unrestrooms, an unfinished survey of gender and public space, Bad Little Brother interviewed Jordan Martins, executive director of Comfort Station Logan Square. Comfort Station is a multidisciplinary arts space on Chicago’s northwest side, housed in a twentieth-century public “comfort” facility. Originally one of nine facilities across Chicago’s Boulevard system, this comfort station acted as both a public restroom and a warming and cooling facility, a public space for a city with extreme winters and summers. The conversation addresses Comfort Station’s internal structure as a socially-engaged arts non-profit, as well as its position in the Logan Square community and the broader urban and regional arts context. Read the interview below or at ISSUU here︎.