STORYTELLING AS A DESIGN METHOD
As a winner-take-all economy continues to advantage large retailers, a Phoenix small business entrepreneur adapts from a product business model into a service model, which strengthens community bonds and lessens negative impacts on our environment.
Through an innovative business design that helps restore water levels in central Arizona's Verde River while maintaining farm productivity, a social entrepreneur's benefit corporation unites private and public goals.
Storytelling is the most effective tool for designing our world. Throughout history we have cultivated knowledge, imagined the future, and codified values by sharing stories.
When photographed with dignity, portraits reveal everyday people as heroes.
Design Transfigured / Waste Reimagined art exhibition at SMoCA shares sustainable approaches to design.
GIRL CRUSH COVER
Studio production of singer Kiana Swatzell's rendition of Girl Crush by Little Big Town.
Highlighting some of Phoenix's creative community, this series invites the viewer to have a peak behind the curtain with glimpses into personal creativity incubators.
In today's digital communications landscape, photos and videos play a more vital role than ever in telling the stories that will determine which future we chose to build.
THRIVE CO-OP TRAINING
Hanna Layton, founder and director of Thrive Consultancy Inc., discusses benefit corporation's business training workshop designed to help veterans create their own environmentally responsible and socially conscientious businesses within the local Phoenix food economy.
Sustainability strategist and professor, George Basile, describes the role that storytelling plays in reframing sustainability issues as opportunities for innovation rather than as insurmountable problems.
AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS
A team of undergrad, graduate, and doctoral students at Arizona State University encourage children from diverse backgrounds to pursue science, technology, and policy education.
Responding to Microsoft and Net Impact's community pitch-off competition, graduate students from ASU's School of Sustainability develop a project that teaches children about technological innovations and circular economy principles.
FOOD TECH FOR THE FUTURE
Arizona Sustainability Alliance Education Director, Juila Colbert, explains how AZSA’s Food Tech for the Future program is a transformative sustainability solution that provides hands-on STEM education to underserved children while teaching them about local food systems.