Eco Literacy: An Eco Web Greening Public Imagination
www.NEXT.cc, an art + design + environment eco web, introduces what design is, what it does, and why it is important to the design denied public. www.NEXT.cc connects personal choices with local place based information, object, experience, and environmental design activities linked with global museums, institutions,and contemporary practices effectively changing consumers into creators. Children, teachers, and families access the world of ideas and innovation through writing, speaking, drawing, graphics and modeling moving between computer, community and the world. www.NEXT.cc’s one hundred+ journeys/one thousand+ resources/one million+ users find consilience of scales- nano, pattern, object, space, architecture, neighborhood, urban, regional, and global. Eco web learning grows a community of eco literacy connections expanding opportunities for our sustainable future.
||Design, Design Thinking, Design Education, Design Economy, Digital Literacy, Ethical Imagination, Creativity, Sustainability, K12
Design Principles and Practices: An International Journal, Volume 4, Issue 4, pp.93-112.
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Professor of Architecture and Environmental Design, Director of www.NEXT.cc, Department of Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Designed Objects, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA
Linda Keane, AIA, NCARB, Professor of Architecture, Department of Architecture, Interior Architecture and Designed Objects at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago combines teaching, research and practice in architecture, animation and environmental urbanism. Partner in STUDIO 1032, she collaborates with diverse communities in identity tuning, idea generation, visualization, place making, and design education. As architects, artists, and filmmakers, STUDIO 1032 pioneers architecture practice with Internet, video, and film media for general public awareness of the importance of design of the environment. Keane’s public projects are socially constructed landscapes rooted in nature with artistic, environmental, educational, and entertaining intentions. Involved with building curriculum for new graduate programs at SAIC, Keane co-created www.NEXT.cc, a not for profit art + design + environment eco web promoting stewardship of the environment. Her work has been supported and recognized by the AIA, ACSA, NEA, NIAE, PBS, and the Graham Foundation. She has been honored with AIA School Medals, AIC Chairman’s Award, Presidential Urban Engagement Award, AIA/ACSA Research Awards, Fulbright to Turkey, CAP Distinguished Alumnus Award and AIA Design Education Honor Awards.
Professor of Architecture, Department of Architecture, School of Regional Urban Planning and Architecture, University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI, USA
Mark Keane is a Milwaukee artist, architect, professor of architecture and president of www.NEXT.cc, a K12 art + design + environment eco web community. A leader in design education, his practice, STUDIO 1032, combines environmental planning and architecture along the Milwaukee- Chicago corridor with animated films and web sites greening the public’s imagination. Mark is also Professor of Architecture at the School of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee. His work has been recognized by the AIA, ACSA, NEA, Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, and PBS.
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