IIT Service Systems Workshop

NPHM is proud to have been engaged in the Illinois Institute of Design's ID program's "Service Systems Workshop" led by Denis Weil and Linda Pulik. With support from the Chicago Community Trust, NPHM and our peers at the Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center (SRBCC) teamed with students and delved into applying principles of service design to community needs. We were delighted to see the results on display at an exhibition and program at Segundo Ruiz Belivs Cultural Center in Hermosa on Monday, May 5th. Alongside SRBCC's permanent collection, which celebrate Puerto Rico's African heritage, this temporary photo exhibit was co-created with NPHM and IIT by photographers (and public housing residents) Annie Stubenfield, Mary Reed and Jackie Greer. Another team developed an innovative mobile story collection system that connected us to resident stories from the Lathrop and Stateway Gardens communities. We look forward to continuing both projects with staff, volunteers and residents.