Looking Back: Chicago Design Milestones

Exhibition Design & Branding Chicago Design Archive (CDA) Archeworks, 2019 — In the first public event hosted by the CDA, this exhibit showcases highlights of the collection in Chicago Design Milestones. Developed in collaboration with the University of Illinois at Chicago and Columbia College Chicago, the Chicago Design Milestones installation visualizes the evolution of Chicago design by…

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Report to the Public: An Untold Story of the Conservative Vice Lords

Exhibition Design & Branding Exhibition at Art In These Times, 2012 — Regarded by some as innovative grassroots organizers and others as violent criminals, the history of the Chicago gang, the Conservative Vice Lords Inc. provides a lens for understanding the potential of grassroots organizing in urban communities.This evolving, multi-site project is a partnership between the…

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Forward, Together Forward Memorial

Memorial Design Approx. 8’x12’ Projected Stories on Sheer Sheets Fulton Gallery, 2013 — On February 14, 2008 at Northern Illinois University, a former student opened gunfire on a lecture hall, killing five, injuring over thirty, and rocking an entire community. As a student on campus that day, I have my story, as do others. Yet,…

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Unfinished Business: 21st Century Home Economics

Exhibition Design Chicago Design Archive (CDA) Hull-House Museum, 2012 —— The exhibit tells an untold story of the first generation of home economists who were equal rights advocates, chemists and public health advocates, labor reformers and innovators who sought to redefine domesticity. Filled with participatory experiences and hands-on activities, the exhibit describes the home economists’ visionary work to…

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Unfinished Business: Art Education

Exhibition Design Hull-House Museum, 2011 — A community curated, participatory art exhibition that explores the importance of the arts and insists on cultural rights as part of a thriving democracy. The exhibit makes connections between Hull-House history and the contemporary moment, and seeks to unleash radical imaginations about a collective future. Interactive art-making stations throughout the…

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