Open-End-Ed is a self-organized learning group based in Chicago unsteadily orbiting around issues of visual culture and the contemporary condition with a long-term purpose and curriculum decided by its participants. Comprising of readings, practical workshops, lectures, and field-trips surrounding themes chosen and curated by the group, initially within the context of art and design but not limited to either, it aims to be a place where participants can cultivate common interests, explore self-learning, and collectively create a platform for critical thought and exchange.

Presently we're a group of around 15 people who meet once a week, with the intention of having public-facing meetings and events in the near future announced via our newsletter below. If you're interested in joining, or have any questions, email us at