Moving Design initiatives require the support and input of many community partners in order to inform and bring them to life. We partner with community stakeholders, non-profit organizations, government agencies, and research institutions to inform our design process around social and environmental issues.
Alliance for the Great Lakes
The Alliance for the Great Lakes works to conserve and restore the world's largest freshwater resource through policy, education and local efforts aimed at preserving the Great Lakes region as a national treasure.
Alliance for the Great Lakes served as our community partner on the Call to Action: Water and explained the latest policies that protect our precious water resources.Related Initiatives
Moving Design and Archeworks propose a new, permanent urban infrastructure where the activity of farming is the epicenter of urban culture called Garden Oriented Development, or G.O.D.
Moving Design received Sappi’s 2010 Ideas That Matter Grant to develop curriculum for the Chicago Public Library to engage Chicago’s youth in a stronger appreciation for our water resources. How do we instill a sense of stewardship in the next generation?
Archeworks is an alternative design school with a difference founded in 1993. In place of a traditional curriculum, students work in multidisciplinary teams with nonprofit partners to create design solutions for social and environmental concerns.Related Initiatives
Chicago Department of Water Management
The Chicago Department of Water Management is responsible for delivering close to 1 billion gallons of fresh pure water to the residents of Chicago and 125 suburban communities everyday.
Chicago Department of Water Management served as our community partner on the Call to Action: An Intervention on Water and walked us through the history and future of water management in the city.Related Initiatives
Chicago Public Library
Since first opening its doors to the public in 1873, the Chicago Public Library has maintained its status of one of the City’s most democratic of institutions — providing all Chicagoans with a free and open place to gather, learn, connect, read and be transformed.
Chicago Public Library served as our community partner on the One Drop project and helped bring our water stewardship curriculum to young people across the city through their after-school programs.
Metropolitan Planning Council
The Metropolitan Planning Council (MPC) connects the dots — between regional needs, challenges, and solutions, and among the individuals and organizations with the power and capacity to guide the growth of the ever-changing Chicago metropolitan region.
MPC served as our community partner on the Call to Action: An Intervention on Water and emphasized the importance of better planning and stewardship around our invaluable water resources.Related Initiatives
Northern Illinois University
Moving Design invited 18 students from Northern Illinois University to define and visualize the story of our culture 10 years from now. What does the future look like? What does the future feel like?
A Complex Story
Our world is full of issues that seem gargantuan in task. We need to begin practicing how to communicate these complex problems in ways that are resourceful, thoughtful, meaningful, wonderful, and soulful.
The Visual Communication area at Northern Illinois University provides an intellectually-based, professional education that focuses on graphic form and communication, cultural factors, and design processes.
In Spring 2009, Moving Design hosted a studio of 18 senior and graduate design students at NIU to explore design issues surrounding the topic of Storytelling, Biomimicry, and Envisioning the Future.
Lauren Bert / Chris Brown / Craig Clark / Melanie Gibb / Kay Gonzalez / Kristen Highland / Keishi Ihara / Adam Kelsey / Patrick Kretsch / Lauren Meranda / Carolyn Paluch / Kelsey Pawlowski / Dylan Phillips / Meagan Schoenrock / Johnathon Strube / Elizabeth Thomas / Dawn Whitlock / Andrew WilliamsRelated Initiatives
University of Chicago
The University of Chicago Program on the Global Environment enables new and fruitful collaborations and activities on environmental issues incorporating models and methods from the humanities, social and natural sciences.
University of Chicago served as our community partner on the Call to Action: An Intervention on Water and shared invaluable information on the threat of aquatic invasive species to Chicago’s water system.Related Initiatives
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign