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Design for Good: Confronting Homelessness

Tue, Mar 29, 2016 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
600 West Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60654

This event is sold out. We will not be selling tickets at the door. Thank you.


5:30 to 6:30 PM — Registration and networking
6:30 to 7:30 PM — Panel discussion
Beverages and light appetizers will be served

Ticket Pricing
$5 Student Members
$10 AIGA Members
$15 Non-Members 

Design for Good:
Confronting Homelessness
In the 2014-15 school year, the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless (CCH) estimates that over 125,000 Chicagoans were homeless. According to Chicago Public Schools, more than 15% of that population were students. It’s a problem rooted in economic issues: the city’s low-wage jobs and lack of affordable housing clash with a soaring cost of living and continuously high unemployment rate. This perfect storm forces individuals to choose between food, housing and other essential expenses.

What can design do about it? A lot. Please join us for a conversation on homelessness on March 29th, in which we’ll discuss root causes and spotlight initiatives that are creating real change, including The Tiny Home Contest and The Youth Storage Initiative. Learn first-hand how thoughtful design is changing the landscape of homelessness, impacting communities—and how you can get involved, too.

Aisha N. Davis, Lambda Legal and Pride Action Tank

Tracy Baim, Windy City Times and The Youth Storage Initiative
Catherine Baker, Landon Bone Baker Architects and AIA Chicago
Marty Sandberg, Via Chicago Architects and winner of Tiny Home Contest
Lon Stousland, Antunovich Associates and winner of Tiny Home Contest
Terry “Vic” Howell, Antunovich Associates and winner of Tiny Home Contest
Cassie Coravos, The Empowerment Plan

Design for Good: Confronting Homelessness is the first panel in our 2016 series, which focuses on creating awareness for social impact organizations throughout Illinois.

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Special thanks to LeAnne Wagner and Regan Carey, AIGA Chicago Event Chairs, for organizing this event, to Designation for sponsoring this event, and to Multiple for the artwork. 


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