Stockyard Institute, an ongoing civic, artistic, and social practice founded in 1995 by Jim Duignan in the Back of the Yards community of south Chicago. Duignan was influenced by community artists, revolutionaries, local activists, collectives, and radical teachers. Projects and ideas are shaped alongside youth and adult poets, artists, activists, architects, teachers, performers, and always, neighbors who live in the communities. Currently, active neighborhoods are the Back of the Yards, Austin, and Dunning.