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refortify_chi 2019 | EVENT TICKETS


refortify_chi 2019 | EVENT TICKETS


(re)fortify is a spectacular fort building event where we make fort dreams come true for the youth of Chicago. We are excited to celebrate our 6th year this 2019 season, and we would like to invite you to join us! 

What is (re)fortify?

(re)fortify was created to widen the breadth of possibilities for childrens’ futures and to benefit their community. Kids ages 9-11 participating in Breakthrough’s after school program are connected to the architectural and design profession through a 5-week series of workshops, culminating in the design of their own fort. At the end of the workshops, the kids are paired with professional design teams to execute and build their concepts using clothing, bedding and building materials. The collected clothing and materials are then donated to benefit Breakthrough’s mission.

How it works:

(re)fortify team works with kids from Breakthrough's afterschool program to teach them about concept, design, and create their own fort concepts.

Designer teams are paired with a small group of kids to help their creation come to life during the 'build night' and to experience during ‘play night’

(re)fortify reception is held to showcase all designs on ‘celebrate night’

All materials and money collected will be donated to Breakthrough, Designs4Dignity, Habitat for Humanity and educational workshops through (re)group

Category awards include: Kid's Choice, People's Choice, Best Interpretation of Concept, Most Innovative use of Donations, Best Interview Ensemble. 

When and Where?

Location: [Old] Coyne College 

BUILD: Tuesday, April 23, 2019 (Teams construct their forts with their assigned "little architects" from 3:30-8:30pm) Event not open to the public.

PLAY: Wednesday, April 24, 2019 (The Fort Teams are invited to experience and play in their forts with their "little architects" from 4:30-8:00pm) Event not open to the public.

CELEBRATE: Thursday, April 25, 2019 (Industry event - Reception is held for everyone to view the forts and mingle from 6:00-8:30pm) Event is open to the public and industry professionals.

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