Some of the most interesting revitalization work in Savannah is coming not from the traditional–and often unsuccessful–saviors of decayed neighborhoods. It’s coming from design students, who are earnestly trying to find ways to work with local residents without igniting suspicion of outsiders wielding big ideas.
My MFA thesis sent me into a Design space that I can’t imagine any of my friends or colleagues guessing I would have ever found myself in. Local food?! At twenty-seven years I could barely feed myself, let alone feed myself well. (more…)
The recent string catastrophes that landed on several of Airbnb’s users has highlighted a critical shortcoming in the service’s role as a broker of space among total strangers. How do you know you can trust that person on the other end (more…)
Early-stage collaborative way-finding is a messy good time. Teams dive head first into abject calamity, gobbled up in an avalanche of complexity and losing all sense of up or down, but soon identify patterns and relationships (more…)
If I told you decision-makers involved in the Haitian recovery could better prepare themselves for the future by cooking up a series of fictional stories, you would probably brush it off as a bunch of irrational, disconnected garbage. (more…)
Today we are witnessing first-hand a global revolution of collaboration and innovation, uniting creative minds across vast expanses of space and time. People from all walks of life now have access to the tools and channels necessary
GALAXYADVISORS are premier providers of original social network analysis solutions and consultation, built upon decades of cutting edge academic research at the Center for Collective Intelligence at Massachusetts Institute of Tech (more…)
All of the SCAD IDUS4Haiti design teams (and many more outside SCAD) are immersing themselves in news reports, data and on-the-ground accounts of the tragedy, trying to identify patterns in the complexity that may provide (more…)
We are a collaborative species. No single perspective could possibly cover every aspect of an issue, but together through the collage of our collective experience we wage war on the challenges of our reality. (more…)
This past summer I was involved in an intense project involving the local communities of Hudson Hill and Woodville, Harambee House, Healthy Savannah, the Chatham Environmental Forum (CEF), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) (more…)
A few weeks ago I had the good fortune to attend a CoolHunting Academy at MIT in Cambridge. The week-long workshop marked the kickoff of an exciting collaborative research initiative between MIT, Savannah College of Art & Design, University of Helsinki and University of Cologne.