The Plant


About The Plant

An outside view of the side of The Plant building. A mural of people farming is on the left and the logo of the old meatpacking company is on the right. Sunflowers appear in the foreground.
An exterior view of The Plant

The site-specific performances and installations will unfold the wealth of architectural beauty within the revitalized space of The Plant. Located in Back of the Yards/New City, The Plant demonstrates techniques for reimagining waste as a resource, achieving economies of scale and incubating small businesses. The goal of The Plant is to create replicable models for efficiencies that close loops of waste and energy and to encourage others to implement these techniques to combat climate change. 


Getting Here

Driving and Parking

Street parking is generally available in front of the building and along adjacent streets.

Additional accessible parking will be sectioned off immediately in front of the plant for all Unfolding Disability Futures events.

Public Transit

The Plant is located in the Back of the Yards neighborhood of Chicago at 1400 W 46th St. We are close to transit: ~ 2 blocks from the #9 Ashland bus, which has an express option during rush hour, and 1 block from the #47 / 47th St. bus. Ride your bike and park in the lobby, or park your Divvy at the bike-share station at 47th/Ashland.  

A paratransit drop off area immediately in front of The Plant will be marked and kept clear (except during drop offs) for all Unfolding Disability Futures Events


Visit our Access and Safety Information page for full access information for the Unfolding Disability Futures and The Plant.