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You are invited to a special evening with Archeworks to learn how our New Practice program is building a cross-disciplinary community of design practitioners from Chicago firms who are bringing innovative design to benefit the public good. The evening will feature our year-long collaboration with Columbia College's Convergence Academies on a path breaking initiative at Chicago Public Schools to support student learning and engagement. 

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 | 6:00 - 8:00 PM 
with reception to follow | rsvp here
 
Co-Hosted with the Chicago Design Museum
Block 37, 3rd Floor, 108 N. State St.
Through our New Practice program multidisciplinary design professionals are building a community of practice and creating community value as collaborators, community builders, and civic innovators. In the program's first two years, advanced designers participated in a series of monthly seminars where they explored new approaches to developing and integrating socially-engaged design work into their design practice.  

 

In 2013-14, a senior team of architects, design strategists, and graphic designers from the New Practice program collaborated with Columbia College's Convergence Academies on a federally-funded digital media learning initiative piloted in high-need neighborhood schools in the Chicago Public School system. The New Practice team facilitated participatory design strategies and produced a planning toolkit to guide Convergence Academies as it launches Digital Ateliers - innovative, student-directed digital media learning spaces - at Tilden Career Community Academy and Morrill School of Math and Science.

This program is supported in part by the Graham Foundation.
Archeworks is a multidisciplinary design educator that advances design in the public interest and inspires collaborative action to shape sustainable, equitable and healthy communities.
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