KCAD understands its contribution to bettering Grand Rapids and also setting an example for the world. This publication represents an initial prototype of KCAD’s Sustainability Report.
Wege Prize is a yearly student design competition that gives teams of five the chance to collaborate across institutional and disciplinary boundaries, use design thinking principles, and contend for $30,000 in total cash prizes, all while helping to show the world what the future of problem solving looks like.
SiTE:LAB has a history of doing big things in Grand Rapids – especially during ArtPrize. In 2015, they collaborated with Habitat for Humanity of Kent County, as well as the Kent County Land Bank, to acquire 5 acres of abandoned buildings and spaces. Taking over an entire block on the southwest side of GR, the all volunteer crew helped to transform the area through site specific art installations.
The Grand Rapids Public Museum School is a school for the students of Grand Rapids and the greater Grand Rapids area. This School will implement progressive teaching methods that have been developed utilizing design thinking techniques, focusing on real-life experiences and leveraging the artifact collections & exhibitions of the Grand Rapids Public Museum.