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exploreID: Building Cooperative Futures

September 17, 2019
6:00-8:00pm CST
Urban Juncture
5061 South Prairie Avenue (entry on Prairie Avenue)
Chicago, IL 60615

What do we mean when we say design? Through exploreID, students, community members, and partners explore design at IIT Institute of Design (ID) through different lenses and projects, and alumni are invited to reconnect.

As partners on projects like 51 Futures and Flag Calumet, ID students and faculty activate new ways for communities to come together and build understanding. Through true collaboration, we help identify opportunities and possibilities, making them tangible so we can all consider their effects, both now and over time. In this event, we’ll share our process of experimentation, how we discover, iterate, and refine, and how we move from ideas to action.

This event is part of Shapeshift 2019: Design @ Illinois Tech, presented by IIT Institute of Design and IIT College of Architecture. On the occasion of the Bauhaus centenary, the inaugural Shapeshift celebrates Bauhaus in Chicago. From September 16–28, 2019, we will explore our Bauhaus heritage, address our city’s key challenges, and host conversations about how we can build equitable and sustainable long-term solutions. Acknowledging Chicago’s and Illinois Tech’s leading roles in the development of 20th century modernism, Shapeshift celebrates Chicago and Illinois Tech as partners in reimagining the urban environment for the 21st century.

About IIT Institute of Design (ID)
Founded by László Moholy-Nagy as The New Bauhaus in 1937, IIT Institute of Design (ID) is known for pioneering human-centered design and systems design. Today we are home to the only US design school devoted completely to graduate students. But ID is more than a graduate school. We are an international community of learners and practitioners building responsible, cooperative, intelligent futures to address the biggest issues of our time. Learn more about ID at

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