BarnRaise, a new event from IIT Institute of Design, will bring together designers, entrepreneurs, and social visionaries to amass the creative energy of an entire city to build something new on October 13-15, 2014 at Block 37, Chicago. What could happen if problem-solvers from Chicago and beyond gathered to put their minds and hands to work to imagine the future? What could be created and built in two-and-a-half days? What kind of creations could be and what future could be inspired?
This October, leading design firms (such as gravitytank, Conifer Research, and Greater Good Studio) will be networked to rally around one social problem. At BarnRaise, you can plan on actively participating and learning new tools for your design tool belt. Join a team, hunker down at a local design firm’s office, and create digital and physical prototypes together. Build until the final bell rings, at which point, prototypes will be shared in a public exhibit. Local partners will be equipped.