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We are a multidisciplinary innovation studio working with diverse partners to understand sustainability challenges and identify holistic, resilient solutions, and we are committed to training the next generation of leaders.


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Evolving Better?

Peter Nicholson

Along The Way
There are parallel realities. A single event can shift us from one to another, from denial to truth, ignorance to insight, normalcy to mourning. I am waiting for us to flip into the deeper authenticity of climate change from this surface lie in which we’re so immersed. The suicide of the 18yo son of close family friends last weekend has jarred me from my everyday existence into a pervasively grey mind space. With climate change, all kinds of indicators are highlighting that something isn’t right. But the truth has yet to become inconvenient enough to pursue the level of innovation required to adequately address it.

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What does CTSD even mean?

Lyndon Valicenti

Most of us are aware of the causes and impacts of post-traumatic stress, whether we have experienced it personally or know someone who has — anxiety, sleeplessness, hopelessness in the aftermath of a traumatic experience. But what happens when the trauma never ends, for instance for wildfire fighters facing record breaking outbreaks year after year? In Chicago, this trauma can be seen in our communities that face persistent gun violence. What does continuous traumatic stress disorder even mean?

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