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A sandbox of experiments using design and systems-thinking tools for positive community change.

RESUSCITATE |riˈsəsəˌtāt| to bring back to a conscious or active state again."
- Merriam-Webster Dictionary

"Efficiency in production should not be a guiding principle, for it takes away all humanity and creativity."
- Grace Lee & Jimmy Boggs

"All men up, no man down."
- Whitney Young, Sr.

"Promote the general welfare of the people."
- Preamble of the U.S. Constitution

"All too often a solution is sought in some kind of formalism ... devoid of its original spirit"
- José Antonio Coderch

"Embrace complexity to uncover simple solutions."
- Eric Berlow

"You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete."
- Buckminster Fuller


HELP OUR RESEARCH: We're curious about how ideas evolve! If you've ever been involved in launching a new idea consider taking this 5-minute survey to share the highs and lows.

RECOGNITION: A previous version of our Tovaglia project was a finalist for the Design Ignites Change 2013 Fellowship.

RECOGNITION: Our entry for Design Makes Change's Sweet Homes Chicago 2012 competition won 1st place! Many thanks to the organizers, jurors, and supporters.