Roughly eighty percent of the US population live in urban areas, but for years, the gritty edges of cities - rail yards, river fronts, and seaports - have been home to artists, next in line for gentrification, neglected by the mainstream. In the past decade that’s rapidly changed, as developers, architects, politicians, and advertisers have swept off the soot, tossed aside the rusted metalworks, and shoveled capital into the fringes of urban centers. New York’s Hudson Yards, Chicago’s Lincoln Yards, Boston’s Seaport District, or the smaller but no less skyline altering Hudson’s Site in Detroit, offer a glimpse into the most visible, massive-in-scale, transformative urban development projects of our time.
How does exposure to different ecologies affect the way we approach collaborative thinking, problem solving, creative and business strategy?
this winter, we’re partnering with yr&g sustainability to host a series of workshops that take a close look at how ecology shapes our approach to creative and strategic problem solving. over the course of the day, participants will work collaboratively on the problem solving of creative and business strategies while moving between two vastly different environmental conditions. participants will move between indoor and outdoor interactive sessions, nature reserves and office spaces, with multiple opportunities to pitch and refine results while traveling throughout different ecologies.
we will consider how exposure to juxtaposing ecologies, our natural environment, and daily culture influences our ability to work collaboratively and shapes the way we solve problems in the workplace, adopt strategic foresight, take creative risks, bring new perspectives to the table, and envision results.
Are you interested in participating in this quasi-scientific approach to creative, conceptual, strategic thinking? Could your company benefit from learning more about how ecology impacts the way we approach ideas and envision results? email us to learn more about our upcoming beta run in January 2016.