Collaborative Design

Winners of First Annual Wege Prize! by Philip Han

'On March 3rd, Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts was alive with energy and possibility as the first annual Wege Prize wrapped up with an awards and presentation ceremony that represented the culmination of many months of brainstorming, networking, pushing forward, experimenting, failing, learning, and heading back to the drawing board to draw way outside of the lines.

$30,000 in total cash prizes was awarded through the competition, which challenged transdisciplinary collegiate teams to work collaboratively to solve the wicked problem of creating a circular economy.'

You can read more about the event and its winners at the KCAD site's blog:

Collaborative Projects Class Summer 2013 Dominican Republic by Philip Han

This class explored essential needs products for the base of the pyramid through micro-enterprise to alleviate poverty and improve health.

We worked with Triple Quest, a division of Cascade Engineering. We invite you to read Amanda Klein's blog about our experience in La Romana: 

You can also read more about the trip at