Inspiration Pittsburgh

The Saxifrage School

From their website:

The Saxifrage School is redesigning higher education by lowering costs, re-thinking the campus, and reconciling theory and practice. We teach students to make what is valuable and to question the value of what is made.

Watch this:

One of the most inspiring projects I’ve seen in the past year (or ever). I learned about Saxifrage at this month’s Show n’ Tell at Catapult, a very cool event started by the ingenious Jonny Goldstein, where people from the Penn/Garfield community in Pittsburgh come to talk about their projects, organizations, events, or anything really!

Also, the Saxifrage site has an excellent list of resources I’ll be sorting through and hopefully writing about in future.