In 2012, a group of designers collectively launched a week-long, all-inclusive festival celebrating the projects and processes as told by a creative community across many disciplines. The festival was a reaction to a city being made better by design. By creativity in all forms. By collaboration.
In 2021, we closed the book. And, in doing so, we celebrated the eight years that we gathered and created. Learned and grew. Formed new relationships and imagined what could be. The impact of what we did together lives on.
Thank you, Tsilli Pines and Eric Hillerns, our founders. Thank you, Kate Bingaman Burt and Rachel Coddington, our torch bearers. Thank you to the hundreds of people who put their talents into the organization. Thank you to the thousands of people who organized. Who showed up and showed out. You made the festival into everything it was. You shaped this community.
The resources on our drive will now serve as a collective memory. A record of what we did; all of us, together. We're leaving space for the next generation of creatives, collaborators, and community organizers: new voices, new stories. We can't wait to see the next chapter unfold.