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Archeworks

625 N Kingsbury, Chicago, IL, US, 60654 - View Map

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Archeworks is Chicago's Alternative Design School where students apply their professional skills to create innovative, resourceful solutions for social and environmental concerns. Multidisciplinary teams work with community partners on projects that address major 21st century urban challenges. The program emphasizes hands-on, collaborative problem-solving and requires a nine-month, part-time evening commitment. Archeworks also offers a public lecture series and several exciting publications exploring urbanism, socially responsible design, and theory. First application deadline for the 2009-10 program, beginning in September 09, is May 29, 2009.Founded in 1994 on the premise that good design should serve everyone, Archeworks calls for education, recognition, and promotion of creative design for all sections of our society, particularly in the areas where innovation will have the greatest impact - those which are underserved and underfunded. Archeworks students have completed over 40 projects focusing on universal design, sustainability, urban agriculture and ecology, elementary school education, neighborhoods with limited resources, micro-enterprises for women and minorities, and other community-based needs in the urban environment.