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Notes from the CUSP Conference

“We all come here with a truckload of fears,” shouts Mike Ivers, president of capacity-building organization Goodcity. He’s riling up the crowd for the fourth annual CUSP—a “conference about the design of everything”—created by design firm Smbolic. And he’s wearing…

It's a Swamp Thing.

An IV drip of espresso would have stimulated the brain less than an afternoon at CUSP, the two-day innovation conference--created and hosted by design firm smbolic--that flipped Chicago’s lid last week. Swampman kicked it off. Covered in head-to-foot, craft-store moss,…

Infrastructure Activism

. To introduce his panel at last Thursday’s Infrastructures for Change Workshop, in Chicago, Giles Jacknain reminded us that the ancient Greeks had two words for city. The first was asty--or the inanimate bricks and mortar. The other: polis, or…