STEM Design/Build Bootcamp

Year 2012

Size 800 sf

Location Chicago

Typology Community

Partners Demoiselle 2 Femme + Public Workshop

This two week intensive design workshop for teenage girls from the Roseland neighborhood of Chicago empowers them to find and help solve problems in their community through science and design thinking. This ‘doing’ camp preferences action over simulation, growing from the firm beliefs that young adults are both some of our most important agents of change in their communities and that creating opportunities for them to directly change or impact of the world around them are critical for helping them grow into powerful leaders. It will not only generate important information, data, and ideas for the new community center but will also start growing a cadre of young female community design leaders in Roseland, and serve as a pilot project to help us design innovative ongoing STEM + community design leadership programming for the young women as they transform a vacant lot into a play space.

Chicago Tribune article "It's About Hard Work, Not Hairdo's"

Winner! Metropolitan Planning Council's "Space in Between" Contest

Public Workshop's presentation at Compostmodern

STEM Design/Build Bootcamp