CHARLES DARR

STORYTELLING AS A DESIGN METHOD

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TOWARD A

SERVICE ECONOMY

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.

SAVE WATER,

DRINK BEER

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.

HUMAN ELEMENT

When photographed with dignity, portraits reveal everyday people as heroes.

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SMoCA

PRESENTS:

WASTE NOT

Design Transfigured / Waste Reimagined art exhibition at SMoCA shares sustainable approaches to design.

KIANA SWATZELL

GIRL CRUSH COVER

Studio production of singer Kiana Swatzell's rendition of Girl Crush by Little Big Town.

ENVIRONMENTAL PORTRAITURE

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.

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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.

STORYTELLING

FOR CHANGE

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.

SCIENCE, TECH

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.

CIRCULAR

CLASSROOM

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.