If You Build It – Movie Screening, August 21st

Join us at the film screening of If You Build It this Thursday

Meld Studios is excited to be sponsoring the screening of the inspiring documentary If You Build It next week, as part of Sydney Design 2014.  After the film, our very own Steve Baty (me!) is joining a panel discussion in the cinema – to talk about design, education and transforming communities. Also on the panel are Jihad Dib (Principal, Punchbowl Boys High School) and Steven Pozel (Director, Object: Australian Design Centre) – bringing their stories of innovative education in our own backyard!

Delicious snacks will be served after the film and the bar will be open. Tickets are selling fast!

When: Thursday 21 August – 6.30pm to 9pm

Where: Golden Age Cinema & Bar, 80 Commonwealth Street, Surry Hills

The Film – If You Build It

Screen Shot 2014-08-15 at 2.51.30 pm

Watch the trailer here!

This feature length documentary follows designer-activists Emily Pilloton and Matthew Miller to rural Bertie County, the poorest in North Carolina, USA. There they work with  local high school students to help transform 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 called Studio H, which does much more than teach basic construction skills. It shows ten teenagers the power of design to re-imagine their town and their own sense of what’s possible.

More about Studio H

Studio H was the recipient of the IxDA Future Voice Award in 2013 – selected for its demonstration of the potential future of interaction design.


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