WHAT IS BARNRAISE, YOU ASK?
BarnRaise is a uniquely structured maker-conference that connects design firms, community-based organizations, and participants to address a social topic embedded in the Chicago community. Under the facilitation of a design firm, participants will work in multi-disciplinary teams to develop a user-centered understanding of a problem posed by a community organization and prototype viable solutions.
Each person involved in BarnRaise brings a valuable lens and skill set—as a whole we are stronger than the sum of our parts.
CONNECTING AND COLLABORATING
We seek to connect disparate ideas and points of view to push towards synergistic solutions and possibilities. In order for these solutions and possibilities to thrive, we seek to build and sustain an open, collaborative culture by breaking down silos and facilitating uncharted connections.
At this maker-conference we will encourage our participants, design firms and community partners to consider: what does a culture of change look and feel like at at the individual, organizational and community levels?
What WE do at the Institute of Design
As designers, we are connectors. We intend to understand and simplify the complexities of our everyday lives as well as translate them across different contexts in meaningful ways.
At the Institute of Design (ID) we believe that a room of multiple perspectives can catapult big change. BarnRaise embodies ID students’ values that design methods can impact our local community for the better.
We've also built out interactive schedules for web and mobile where you can find more information about each activity:
Read more about our 2015 panel.
Crash Course Leaders
2015 Core Team
AIGA Members, IDSA Members and attendees of Service Experience Chicago are eligible for a $50 discount on registration pricing. To take advantage of this opportunity, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and list your affiliation. One of our co-chairs will respond to you directly with the corresponding discount code for Eventbrite.
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