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If You Build It
Promoted by Architecture for Humanity Dallas | Fort Worth
The Event Program
- Movie presentation of If You Build It
From the director of WORDPLAY and I.O.U.S.A. comes a captivating look at a radically innovative approach to education. IF YOU BUILD IT follows designer-activists Emily Pilloton and Matthew Miller to rural Bertie County, the poorest in North Carolina, where they work with local high school students to help transform both their community and their lives. Living on credit and grant money and fighting a change-resistant school board, Pilloton and Miller lead their students through a year-long, full-scale design and build project that does much more than just teach basic construction skills: it shows ten teenagers the power of design-thinking to re-invent not just their town but their own sense of what's possible.
Directed by Patrick Creadon and produced by Christine O’Malley and Neal Baer, IF YOU BUILD IT offers a compelling and hopeful vision for a new kind of classroom in which students learn the tools to design their own futures.
Join the Dallas Chapter of Architecture for Humanity for this one night event as we celebrate how design can make a big difference in communities and the lives of the people involved. This screening of If You Build It will help support the goal of AfH of promoting humanitarian and social design, building a more sustainable future through the power of professional design.