Design Challenge: Feed the City

Be part of the 2nd annual Kansas City Design Week / DESIGN CHALLENGE! This year’s challenge: FEED THE CITY, will benefit the Kansas City Center for Urban Agriculture. If you are up to it, you will work collaboratively with designers from other disciplines including architecture, landscape design, industrial designers, interior design, interactive design, urban planning and graphic designers to help solve real problems facing a local KC non-profit.

To participate you will need permission to donate your time on Monday, February 7th from 12-5 for the Design Challenge, and from 5-8 for the Design on Stage portion where each team presents its Design Solution. We can take up to five teams of eight designers so sign up quick! This is a great opportunity to meet other designers, show-off your mad design method, AND help a great local organization. The following Design on Stage event will showcase your team's solution in a 10 minute presentation, as our panel of judges determine who has the best solution.

Please send your name to Zack Shubkagel at zshubkagel@willoughbydesign.com along with the organization that you are representing (i.e., AIA, AIGA, APA, IDSA, PGSLA, ASID, IIDA, KCAI, UMKC, KU, etc.) Please submit names by January 26th. We will send out further instruction closer to the event.

Last year a handful of KCAI graphic design students participated including Cassie King, Ian Tirone and Morgan Allen and Josh Eithun. Josh (graphic design '10) was on the winning team. Let's continue the tradition! Sign up to participate.

* If you participated in the first Design Challenge in 2010, you are not eligible. However please encourage others to participate by sharing your experience last year!