If You Build It screening

If You Build It screening

If You Build It screening

If You Build It screening

September 30, 2014 @ 11:20 am – 12:35 pm
Auditorium, Villa Maria College
240 Pine Ridge Road
Buffalo, NY 14225
Sandra Reicis

Emily Pilloton and students.jpg

The Art department at Villa presents a screening of the documentary “If you build it”, which 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 through design.

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.

Directed by Patrick Creadon and produced by Christine O’Malley and Neal Baer, IF YOU BUILD IT offers a compelling and hopeful vision for a new kind of classroom in which students learn the tools to design their own futures.

You can watch the trailer below.

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