CRISIS > a condition of instability or danger, as in social, economic, environmental, political, or international affairs, leading to a decisive change

Sunday, October 15, 2006

In action>> Archeworks

Archeworks is a post-graduate academic+professional environment founded on the purpose of addressing areas of need and neglect in society through the use of interdisciplinary design. The program pulls from the creative arts disciplines such as graphic design, product design, architecture, film, and exploratory writing as well as other disciplines such as law, medicine, engineering, and sociology.

Archworks’ projects range from the merely theoretical to the realized execution, including education & awareness programs to advocacy plans to built designs. Most often, the projects involve real clients and target groups with real interaction and input from their perspectives and needs. In the end the group “believes . . . in the value of design, the poetics of design, and their meaning in society.”

The organization qualifies as a 501(c)3 group and was founded in Chicago by architect Stanley Tigerman and designer Eva Maddox in 1993 in Chicago.


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