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For her second co-op, Ellie Burck ’18 finds herself in the wonderful city of Chicago working as the Creative Intern for Ink Factory. Ink Factory specializes in graphic recording and has a mission “to create visual experiences that inspire and engage.” The hope is to transform the way in which communication occurs through the art of visualization. As a part of this creative and dynamic organization, Ellie is able to take part in various projects from creating an email-based newsletter template, to maintaining social media accounts to share the great work being done at Ink Factory, and even generating content for new projects! Through personal connections, Ellie was able to self-design her co-op with Ink Factory allowing her to join personal passion with academic learning, and ultimately helping her expand creatively. Pictured above is a visual syllabus that Ellie created and submitted as a portion of her Work Portfolio course. Ellie is very excited about the rest of her co-op in Chicago, and is looking forward to bringing the skills she’s learned at Ink Factory to Antioch College!

Check out the Ink Factory blog here to see Ellie Burck featured!

*Illustration by Ellie Burck

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Luisa joined Antioch’s Cooperative Education faculty in 2015. She serves as an Associate Professor of Cooperative Education focusing on performance, women’s and gender studies, international education, and community engagement through the arts. Luisa has designed new co-op coursework engaging art as social practice, community action research, and place-based learning. Her primary focus areas within co-op include the arts and therapeutic practices as well as opportunities in Latin America. In Argentina, Luisa has developed co-op partnerships with organizations engaged in community action and social change, including: Mujeres de Artes Tomar, a feminist performance activist troupe; Fundación Hampatu, engaged in arts, sustainability and skills-based classes; and Club de Reparadores, a "repair club" that recycles and repairs items for reuse.

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