Multispecies Community

  • DePaul University 1110 West Belden Avenue, 204 McGowan South Chicago, IL, 60614 United States

We usually think of cities as the domain of humans—but we are just one of thousands of species that call the urban landscape home. The recently published City Creatures: Animal Encounters in the Chicago Wilderness introduces readers to an astonishing diversity of urban wildlife with a unique and accessible mix of essays, poetry, paintings, and photographs.

Join DePaul ecology professor Liam Heneghan, visual artist Colleen Plumb, and Gavin Van Horn, co-editor of City Creatures, for a discussion about human-animal relationships in the city, and how art and writing can invite us into the lives of other creatures, from our backyards to the bioregion.