Youth reinventing the street with basketball + design

COMMON Hoops works with youth in the Chicagoland area, ages 13 to 24, at the intersection of design, place making, and basketball. We build basketball art from scrap and found materials, and install them in neighborhoods around the city.

Leveraging young peoples’ interest in basketball gives us a foundation to teach design-thinking, introduce students to careers in design, and engage them in place making projects to improve their communities.