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Friday, April 29 • 10:30am - 11:15am
Design This Place

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Design This Place connects art, architecture, engineering and construction as dynamic, creative processes and drivers of 21st-century innovation. Connecting young people to the communities in which they live and learn, place-based learning looks at how culture, society, technology and the environment shape design responses. Accessing architecture and the scales of the built environment through tools, languages, discovery and design, participants draw, paint, write, sketch, animate, and model online inside and become world explorers outside. Combining ethnography, anthropology, and design, with everyday access to digital e-Learning, built environment education empowers K-12 teachers and students with motivational activities in their school communities. Global participants research local relationships between objects, people, systems, and spaces informed by diverse fields of knowledge. Transforming narrative teaching and learning into active idea propositioning tests solutions to current problems; students develop journal skills, process books, and concepts through the analysis of sites, development of programs and iterative conceptual studies. Engaging communities in which they live and learn, active participants, place maker instigators and urban designers re-imagine relationships between the past, present and immediate future.


Mark Keane

Mark and Linda Keane, AIA, NCARB are artists, architects, and leaders in design education. Professors of Architecture and Environmental Design at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, they work with students enhancing design of humane... Read More →
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Linda Keane

Professor of Architecture & Environmental Design, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Keane is an artist, architect, and academic whose teaching, practice, and non- profit entrepreneurial work to green public imagination. She combines an ecological urbanism practice (STUDIO 1032) with writing, public speaking and community workshops on environmental initiatives along... Read More →

Friday April 29, 2016 10:30am - 11:15am CDT
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