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News:Our Youth-Led Community Sensing + Design Leadership Project Wins National Recognition!

March 31, 2011


Shadelab Receives A Special Recognition Award From The Association of Architectural Organizations. Although we were a little disappointed not to outrightly win this national K-12 design curriculum competition, we (the Shadelab team) are incredibly proud of the project and believe it makes a number of significant contributions towards rethinking the following: 1. Education and Learning. […]

In The Meantime, Here Are A Lot Of Awesome Pictures + The Merits Of Making Design Public.

March 24, 2011

Our Work

Originally, I had hoped to write a little bit each day about the design and intention behind each intuitive building exercise, and the many structures that you I’m sure you have now seen. In short, the resulting structures, although gorgeous, are not about form. Behind each structure is an exercise that is designed to test […]

Workshop #1: The Merits Of Absurdly Large, Impossible Challenges.

March 22, 2011

Our Work

I particularly relish giving people, especially youth, ridiculously hard challenges that directly engage them in finding and solving some of the most pressing design problems in their everyday lives. Whether they are redesigning and rebuilding their own physically and emotionally decrepit K-12 schools; making high and low tech sensors to gather the environmental data, and […]

Come Help Redefine Possibility! Your Opportunity To Help Explore + Build March 20-24th.

March 18, 2011

Events, Our Work

A Week Of Building Experiments And Adventures Interested in helping test the limits of learning, design and collaboration while making gorgeous structures in a fantastic space? Starting this Sunday I will be leading six days of fantastic building experiments at the National Building Museum and I would love for you, and your friends to come […]

News: Public Workshop Invited To Give UCDavis’ Annual Robert Thayer Lecture.

March 18, 2011

Events, News

What could be better than spending a couple of days in April in Davis, California talking about participatory design and working with a group of incredibly talented people, imagining the future of design education? I couldn’t be more excited to have been invited to give the annual Rob Thayer Lecture on April 15th at the […]

National Building Museum Fellowship Update #6: Yeah,I Couldn’t Wait Any Longer. Some Images.

March 10, 2011

Our Work

Okay, so my intuitive building and making-as-a-tool-for-dialogue experiments aren’t officially going to happen until the week of March 21st. However, when my newly fabricated, never before tested disks happened to arrive on the same day I was visiting the National Building Museum for a couple of days last week, could you blame me for not […]

Project:The Citizen Designer Workshop, Integrating Youth + Community In Design Practice.

March 4, 2011

Our Work

Project: The Citizen Designer Workshop-Integrating Youth + Community Into Design Practice Location: New York, NY Project Director: Alex Gilliam for the Hester Street Collaborative Year: 2005-2006 ‘It didn’t work, nothing worked.’ In 2006, I arrived to work at Hester Street Collaborative on a Monday morning to find my talented teenage interns utterly despondent. The previous […]