Podtalk: Carla Bruni for ‘Community Glue,’ April 16, 2023

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CHICAGO – Carla Bruni is a Chicago preservationist, and had a unique idea for a Fellowship within her discipline. Her idea became “Community Glue,” a gathering of repair artists and seamstresses to … you guessed it … repair/mend broken and damaged items, instead of throwing them away.

The next edition of Community Glue … which repairs items for free, FYI … is on the Southside of Chicago, hosted by The Plant (1400 West 46th Street) as part of their “Reuse-A-Palooza” event on Sunday, April 16th. Click REUSE-A-PALOOZA for all the details.

Community Glue Founder Carla Bruni (inset) and The Event on April 16th, 2023
Photo credit: Carla Bruni

Carla Bruni is currently working for the Chicago Bungalow Association, is an instructor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and is a preservation/sustainability consultant. Her work with housing organizations and community groups has culminated in the creation of local history and home maintenance publications, hands-on workshops, and several historic districts listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Ms. Bruni has also gotten notice in the art world, as she creates her now-in-demand miniature “bug coffins” (click the Podtalk below for an explanation).

In a Podtalk with Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com, Chicago preservationist Carla Bruni provides more context …

In a video excerpt created from the interview, Carla explains the aim of Community Glue …

Community Glue … founded by Chicago preservationist Carla Bruni … is a repair and repurposing get together that gathers monthly. Join their Facebook Page to keep up with their meeting locations and current news.

HollywoodChicago.com senior staff writer Patrick McDonald

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© 2023 Patrick McDonald, HollywoodChicago.com

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