We asked this year’s Immersionists what their favorite part of week one was, and here’s what they had to say:
My favorite site visit was Access Living. I had never thought in terms of universal accessibility before and wish that more people were aware of this. It was amazing to see the functional and affordable ways they made the building accessible to everyone.
I was most inspired by Lindsay James’ discussion of biomimicry. If the earth does not do something naturally, then we should not do it. We need design to change with the Earth in mind and to maintain its natural function.
My favorite portion of Immersion thus far has been the experience of getting to know Chicago’s sustainable innovators and their paths to reaching these goals. The exposure to so many different places and people in such a short time really begins to paint a picture of how all these sustainable systems are working throughout the city.