“If You Build It” Documentary Shows Power of Design Education

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February 14, 2014
Designer/activist duo Matthew Miller and Emily Pilloton are no strangers to hitting the road for the greater good. In 2010, they left San Francisco in an Airstream trailer to embark on the Design Revolution Road Show, hitting 35 cities in 75 days. Miller and Pilloton’s next project, Studio H -- documented in director Patrick Creadon’s film “If You Build It,” now screening across the country -- saw the pair take roots in Bertie County, North Carolina, part of an ambitious plan to not just promote design thinking but to inspire designers and doers through an innovative class. Read Full Article
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  Emily Pilloton with Studio H students CJ Robertson and Stevie Mizelle. From IF YOU BUILD IT, a Long Shot Factory Release 2013.
    Emily Pilloton with Studio H students CJ Robertson and Stevie Mizelle. From IF YOU BUILD IT, a Long Shot Factory Release 2013.
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  Studio H students Erick Bowen, Kerron Hayes, & Colin White burn cow patties for their first project, water filters. From IF YOU BUILD IT, a Long Shot Factory Release 2013.
    Studio H students Erick Bowen, Kerron Hayes, & Colin White burn cow patties for their first project, water filters. From IF YOU BUILD IT, a Long Shot Factory Release 2013.
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  Studio H students Kerron Hayes and Cameron Perry. From IF YOU BUILD IT, a Long Shot Factory Release 2013.
    Studio H students Kerron Hayes and Cameron Perry. From IF YOU BUILD IT, a Long Shot Factory Release 2013.
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  Studio H student Jamesha Thompson with a bike she built herself, with help from Studio H instructor Matthew Miller. From IF YOU BUILD IT, a Long Shot Factory Release 2013.
    Studio H student Jamesha Thompson with a bike she built herself, with help from Studio H instructor Matthew Miller. From IF YOU BUILD IT, a Long Shot Factory Release 2013.
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  Studio H students Colin White, Jamesha Thompson, and Alexia Williams experiment with structural integrity. From IF YOU BUILD IT, a Long Shot Factory Release 2013.
    Studio H students Colin White, Jamesha Thompson, and Alexia Williams experiment with structural integrity. From IF YOU BUILD IT, a Long Shot Factory Release 2013.
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  Studio H volunteer Eric Wandmacher and Studio H students Kerron Hayes and Alexia Williams construct a portion of the base for the Windsor Farmers Market pavilion. From IF YOU BUILD IT, a Long Shot Factory Release 2013.
    Studio H volunteer Eric Wandmacher and Studio H students Kerron Hayes and Alexia Williams construct a portion of the base for the Windsor Farmers Market pavilion. From IF YOU BUILD IT, a Long Shot Factory Release 2013.
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  Studio H students Jamesha Thompson and Rodecoe Dunlow at work in the studio. From IF YOU BUILD IT, a Long Shot Factory Release 2013.
    Studio H students Jamesha Thompson and Rodecoe Dunlow at work in the studio. From IF YOU BUILD IT, a Long Shot Factory Release 2013.
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  Studio H student Erick Bowen and instructor Matthew Miller work on constructing the Windsor Farmers Market pavilion. From IF YOU BUILD IT, a Long Shot Factory Release 2013.
    Studio H student Erick Bowen and instructor Matthew Miller work on constructing the Windsor Farmers Market pavilion. From IF YOU BUILD IT, a Long Shot Factory Release 2013.
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  Vendors sell produce at the grand opening of the Windsor Farmers Market. From IF YOU BUILD IT, a Long Shot Factory Release 2013. Courtesy of Brad Feinknopf.
    Vendors sell produce at the grand opening of the Windsor Farmers Market. From IF YOU BUILD IT, a Long Shot Factory Release 2013. Courtesy of Brad Feinknopf.
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  Director Patrick Creadon. From IF YOU BUILD IT, a Long Shot Factory Release 2013. Courtesy of O’Malley Creadon Productions.
    Director Patrick Creadon. From IF YOU BUILD IT, a Long Shot Factory Release 2013. Courtesy of O’Malley Creadon Productions.

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