IF YOU BUILD IT SCREENING SERIES
Ten years since IF YOU BUILD IT was released, the question persists: has anything changed since?
This screening series takes the award-winning documentary across the US to universities, colleges and high schools to provide a safe space for conversations on issues such as:
SPOTLIGHTING THE TRADES
CLOSING THE WEALTH GAP
SOLVING FOR INCOME INEQUALITY
DESIGN AND BUILD INTRODUCTION
ABOUT IF YOU BUILD IT
IF YOU BUILD IT follows designer-activists Emily Pilloton and Matthew Miller to rural Bertie County, the poorest in North Carolina, where they work with local high school students to help transform both their community and their lives. Living on credit and grant money and fighting a change-resistant school board, Pilloton and Miller lead their students through a year-long, full-scale design and build project that does much more than just teach basic construction skills: it shows ten teenagers the power of design-thinking to re-invent not just their town but their own sense of what's possible.