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Youth Design Showcase

Free
  • Kovler Atrium
    Second Floor
    220 E Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
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  • The Commons
    Second Floor, East Side
    220 E Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
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After School Matters students participate in Summer Youth Workshops in the MCA studios inspired by the Virgil Abloh exhibition. Photo: Grace DuVal.

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Celebrate youth creativity with an evening of runway shows and design installations presented by the winners of the MCA × Virgil Abloh Design Challenge.

Over 300 Chicagoland youth turned something boring or broken into something extraordinary and submitted ideas ranging from a global radio to eco-friendly fashions. Watch short videos produced by Instagram highlighting each of the 5 winners and view their winning designs in person.

The Youth Design Showcase also features creations from design workshops inspired by Virgil Abloh: “Figures of Speech.” Working with city-wide institutional partners, the MCA welcomed over 1,100 youth from 58 city-wide summer programs to attend free artist-led workshops and explore their creative passions. Youth and supporters of all ages are invited to enjoy the presentations, music, and free food.

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We are pleased to present the winners of the Design Challenge:

Orkhon Otgonbaatar

Darius Jones

Zoe Haralambidis

Spencer Allan

Raina Lenn Santiago