Common Hoops leverage young peoples’ interest in basketball to teach design-thinking, introduce students to careers in design, and engage them in place making projects to improve their communities.
COMMON Hoops was born out of a design incubator workshop called Project M. Six designers, writers, and filmmakers came together to learn about Greensboro, Alabama with a goal of using design to engage the community.
When does COMMON Hoops work:
1. When design already has an impactful role in communities (then residents are likely willing to collaborate)
2. When there is little funding for arts education available
3. When Basketball is played in the community (Basketball brings people together, despite some parks having no rims or backboards)