We don’t employ a devil’s advocate at CityStudio. We say Yes more than No. We remain curious and stay open to others’ ideas.
We learn by doing. By following an idea. By experimenting with our hands. By taking risks. By trying, struggling and failing forward fast.
And in the end, we have done something that is real. We find ways to tackle global issues by putting a project on the ground in a local place.
We learn that good projects come from good relationships. That working together is the only way it can work. And that we can’t solve a complex problem without hearing from everyone affected by it.
We sit in a circle and speak from our hearts and our minds. We learn to listen. We learn to enjoy the long pause that emerges in a rich dialogue. We learn how to design. We find better problems to solve. We learn that aesthetics matter.
We work on a team and reflect on our process together. We believe that small projects can add up to big changes in our community, our city and in ourselves.
And if we do it right, we will be high fiving at the end.
We’ve been to the future and it ends well.
Trust the Process.