CivicLab is a co-working space that brings together a community organizers, educators, designers, makers, artists, and technologists to co-work, research, teach, build community and create tools. Together, we work to increase civic engagement, foster direct participation and empower neighborhoods.
Located at on the first floor of 114 N. Aberdeen, we’re just a few blocks from the Morgan Street Green Line El stop and the Halsted Street bus route. CivicLab offers a space for co-working, classes, community events, and MeetUps.
Looking for space to work as individual or an organization? We’ve got you covered. A fixed desk is $200/month but we are flexible so contact us to get more details. We have all the facilities of a regular office such as a full kitchen, wi-fi, and printing, and FREE coffee. No matter what line of work you’re in, if you’re someone who cares about this city and social justice, there’s a place for you at CivicLab.
Got some skills? Come share them with the larger community by teaching at CivicLab! Looking to gain some skills? Join a community of learners by taking a class. We’re looking teachers and learners for classes on the following topics. We welcome suggestions of your own! See a list of our current classes at EventBrite.
- Civics, Policy, and Community Organizing
- Electronics and Computer Programming
- Data Mining and Visualization
- 3D Printing
- Citizen Science
- Screen Printing
- Photography, Film, and Radio
- Design Methods
- Gardening and Urban Agriculture
- Community Events and MeetUps
Have your next event in our beautiful and unique space on the first floor of an 1870’s fire station. We can also house your meeting in our conference room. Rates start at $30 per hour.
Come to work, learn, hang and play! Join us in growing and nourishing Chicago’s community of change agents, community organizers, civic makers, artists, academics and campaigners who care about the city and social justice!