Big Ideas Fest Videos

Seats of Change: From Experimental Design Project to Transformational Learning Model


"How do we rebuild education around things we're passionate about sharing?" asks Nic Weidinger, founder of Wikiseat, an organization that uses a simple tool called a catalyst to get people started building their own chairs. Wikiseat has now inspired classrooms far and wide, from fourth grade to college, and across subject matters, to use chair building as a tactile backdrop for a variety of lesson plans. In this talk, Weidinger explores whether there is a "catalyst," similar to the tool for creating chairs, that can be applied to any open ended problem.