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Things We Like: High Tech Tools That Enable Teens To Better Gather Neighborhood Data.

July 29, 2010

Things We Like

As you may have noticed recently if you follow our Twitter feed, Public Workshop has been working with the great folks at Landon Bone Baker Architects and their community partners to develop a program that enables them to have an even greater impact in the communities where they work than they are able to affect […]

Project: Wedesignawesomethings! A Youth Community-Design Apprenticeship Program.

July 23, 2010

Our Work

Project: Wedesignawesomethings! Location: Chicago Project Director: Alex Gilliam for the Chicago Architecture Foundation and After School Matters Year: Summer 2010 What the heck is Tajmah making? An Aqua Man costume? Is Public Workshop gearing up to compete with Speedo? No sir, no mam. It’s one of our early prototype oven mitts for a local Chicago […]

Project: Chicago Teens Weave Landscape Prosthetics To Help Re-Imagine A Schoolyard.

July 22, 2010

Our Work

Project: Landscape Prosthetics Location: Chicago Project Director: Alex Gilliam Year: Summer 2010 Honestly, this super short project (one afternoon) was simply intended to be a device for quickly engaging my brand new crop of teen apprentices, forcing them to collaborate, bond and quickly feel empowered to change the world around them. Given that I have […]