DSCN2427 Youth Design Studio Photography in Nature of Cities Roundtable

  Recently Julie Goodness, one of the architects of Youth Design Studio, participated in a round table entitled: “How can art (in all its forms), exhibits, installations and provocations be a better catalyst to raise awareness, support and momentum for urban nature and green spaces?”  This event was hosted by The Nature of Cities, a collective […More]

November 5th, 2014 by imblog

how to do photography imagine more Youth Design Studio Photography & Community

As part of teaching our students about the “ideate” phase of being a designer in Youth Design Studio, we led a lesson on photography, with the help of our Cape Town-trained film friend, Aurora Drummer, who was on-hand to give expert visual insights and career tips. We discussed that in order to be a good designer […More]

September 9th, 2014 by imblog

cardboard sketchbook youth design studio (5) How to Make a Sketchbook with Recycled Cardboard

As part of one of our early classes, our students tackled the task of assembling handmade sketchbooks from recycled cardboard. We talked with our students about what it means to be a designer and a critical thinker- that you are always ready to be creative and constantly recording new ideas that may help you to […More]

September 3rd, 2014 by imblog

20140808_155750 Youth Design Studio Creativity Exercises

When we were putting lessons together for Youth Design Studio, we came up with the idea of starting classes with quick (10-minute or so) creativity exercises to get our learners moving, creating, and problem-solving in real time.  In these exercises we use mainly recycled materials (waste cardboard, plastic bags, anything else we can get our […More]

August 27th, 2014 by imblog

Design 1 Definitions of Design

What is design?  In an Imagine More blog post earlier this year, we discussed the definitions of “design” that we had encountered throughout the World Design Capital 2014 activities that we had visited.  We also added our own definitions of design, which have been a big part of our inspiration for creating Youth Design Studio. […More]

August 22nd, 2014 by imblog

IMG_0784 Youth Design Studio is LIVE!!

HELLO Everyone!! The Youth Design Studio team (Julie Goodness and Katie Hawkes, specifically) have arrived in Cape Town and hit the ground running on our World Design Capital 2014 project!  We are thrilled to be back in the Rainbow Nation, and have done some frolicking through flowery fields in our non-teaching time to celebrate. Even […More]

August 20th, 2014 by imblog

camera Digital Cameras for Youth Design Studio!

HELLO friends & supporters! After a little hiatus of going back to our day-to-day lives (while simultaneously working toward Youth Design Studio in our different cities and continents), the Youth Design Studio team is back in Cape Town!! We’ll be implementing Youth Design Studio with TWO different Cape Town high schools, as well as a […More]

August 5th, 2014 by imblog

youth design studio world design capital (2) Youth Design Studio in the WDC2014 Pitch Session!

Hey there! If you’ve been keeping up with us via Facebook, Twitter, or our blog, you know that we pitched Youth Design Studio to a crowd of participants, supporters and staff of Thundafund and the Cape Town World Design Capital 2014 back in February. In fact, we wrote a blog all about our experience putting […More]

May 7th, 2014 by imblog

design challenge What is “Design”?

Admit it: we’ve all wondered.  Especially in Cape Town at the moment, the concept of “design” is thrown around with the expectation that everyone just automatically knows what it means.  On the contrary, however: it’s hard for most people to wrap their minds around, even those who deal with “design” every day.  And if you’re […More]

April 27th, 2014 by imblog

imagine more san diego hops Best Things Imagine More Learned Today

We at Imagine More just wanted to share with you the coolest things we came across today.  Just because any day can be awesome and full of new knowledge that is hilarious and fun. 1. Humulus lupulus: the impossible-to-say-5-times-fast scientific name of hops (the bittering agent in beer), named with the Latin word for “wolf,” […More]

April 1st, 2014 by imblog