We’re thrilled to be partnering with Archeworks over the next year to create improved-accessibility designs for our gardens:
PRESERVING URBAN GROWING SPACE:
A COMMUNITY GARDEN DESIGN PROJECT
Archeworks inspires new visions for reclaiming, transforming, and sustaining natural environments and urban communities. In the 2013-14 academic year we are partnering with NeighborSpace, Chicago’s non-profit land trust dedicated to volunteer-run community gardens, providing long-term protection for more than 85 vegetable, flower and prairie gardens across the City…Using field research methods and facilitated discussions with NeighborSpace gardeners and other stakeholders, the Archeworks design team will assess the challenges facing established and emerging community gardens. Informed by the principles of universal design, the team will consider the need for accessible and inclusive design concepts that serve gardeners of all abilities.
You can learn more about the project here.
Archeworks, a “multidisciplinary design educator that advances design in the public interest and inspires collaborative action to shape more healthy, sustainable and equitable communities.” is also accepting applications from individuals who want to learn more about design and work on this project.