This Is Charlottesville Collaboration with Sarah Cramer Shields11.18.17
Sarah Cramer Shield's This Is Charlottesville project documents responses from professionals and community members about their connection to Charlottesville and what makes this a place of resilience, reinvention, and rediscovery.
Design-Thinking with Students as Experts11.16.17
The Discovery Elementary School Seat Design Challenge invited 83 fifth graders to re-imagine the design of furniture to create a novel space in their school. Featuring a host of experts working alongside students and teachers, the maker curriculum covered a 6-month period—from an initial discovery and research phase to a high-intensity 2-week prototyping workshop.
The Importance of Strong Communities11.15.17
For over 40 years, VMDO has hosted an annual open house in our 200 East Market Street office. What originally started as an informal potluck has turned into a more elaborate affair, but the original spirit is still there.