Chicago: Virgil Abloh + Nike Lab Re - creation Center.
Nothing gets the creative juices flowing like being in an environment that breathes creativity and Virgil’s Re-Creation Center with Nike Lab was filled with it.
Committed to empowering youth, the Re-Creation Center will engage in the physical and cultural energy of Chicago to make the city, and the world, better through sport.
The Re-Creation Center will spark creativity through workshops, giveback programs, exclusive product, and local influential forces hand picked by Virgil himself.
The list of Chicago creators include:.
Chuck Anderson (Graphic Design)
Paul Octavious (Photography)
Alyx Harch (Fabric Design)
Thomas Kelley and Carrie Norman (Brand Identity)
Ann Lui and Craig Reschke (Architecture)
In addition to offering great mentorship programs, the space also kicks off Nike’s Reuse a shoe initiative, which essentially grinds used athletic footwear to be reused.
For 25 years, Nike Grind has diverted waste from landfill and transformed it into a variety of outputs ranging from apparel to basketball courts and demonstrate just one example of how to consider the full lifecycle of a product.
NikeLab Chicago Re-Creation Center c/o Virgil Abloh will have access to Nike’s Reuse-a-Shoe initiative, a unique installation that reuses worn-out athletic shoes by turning them into Nike Grind. Nike Grind will also be leveraged to build a Virgil designed basketball court for the community in Chicago in advance of NBA All-Star 2020.
The Re-Creation center is open to the public from May 31st to July 28th 2019.
Monday - Saturday 10AM to 7PM
Sunday 11AM to 6PM