We are pleased to be heading to sunny Columbus, Ohio on Sunday to help the fine folks at Prototype Camp do wonderful things and generally be a part of the design adventure that they’ve assembled. Particularly unique because it is a youth design charette focused on the future of education in the midst of a […]
It’s taken a little bit to make the leap to Facebook. I’ve hemmed and hawed over whether it’s a step we should make but absent a massive international potluck dinner, Facebook is the best place to have a conversation with people like YOU about our work, to get helpful feedback and hear about the great […]
We are pleased to announce that Alex Gilliam is going to be regularly contributing to Metropolis Magazine, writing about projects, tools, programs and ideas that help us fundamentally rethink how we participate in and learn about design. Have a look at his first article on some of his research at the National Building Museum (here).
Can a building toy help homebuyers make better decisions about the style, location & financing of their house while teaching children how to be better community planners? Apparently H.O. Stone and Company, a prominent real estate developer in Chicago from the mid-19th to mid 20th century, thought so. Manufactured in 1928, their Model Home City […]
Project: Shadelab Location: Chicago Project Director: Alex Gilliam and Catherine Baker of Landon Bone Baker Architects Year: Spring 2010 to Present Young adults dressed in lab coats using oversized thermometers to find heat islands in their neighborhoods? Homemade Arduino sensors crafted to measure air quality in and around affordable housing? A two foot nose, sculpted […]
One portion of the National Building Museum’s impressive building toy collection that I have been particularly interested in during my Field Fellowship at the Museum, are the instruction manuals. How do toy manufacturers describe design and what do they do to help others build great things? How can we learn from this to teach better […]
I couldn’t be more honored or excited to be asked to share my skills, and work with a collection of people doing the most innovative work in social entrepreneurship in the United States, if not the world. Echoing Green supports exemplary individuals from around the world who have developed ingenious ideas, programs and solutions for solving […]