Lake County@Work

Construction of homes, 1936, Libertyville Homesteads, Illinois.  Photo by Theodor Jung.

Project Overview

Lake County@Work is a year-exploration of labor and work within Lake County, Illinois through the lens of the humanities. Through a series of creative projects, we will examine how “work” within our region is evolving and shifting, with the goal of creating a vision for what the future of work could be or should be. Projects will focus on storytelling in order to highlight the diverse voices in our community and provide a platform for those who have been historically under- or unrepresented.

Lake County@Work consists of a series of collaborative events or projects that will take place over the 2022-2023 academic year, led by Voices of Lake County committee members. The events will culminate in a two-night Spring Showcase on Friday, April 28 and Friday, May 12, 2023.

We will consider these questions: