HOW WE ARE DIFFERENT
our long term vision is to foster communities that are creatively making themselves healthier, smarter, more sustainable, involved, and aware. in order to do this, we focus on serving underserved voices that seek to increase health, education, sustainability, and civic participation in their kansas city communities.
WHAT DRIVES OUR WORK
focus on fundamental human needs and rights
we believe top priority should be given to communications that most directly affect the human experience – health, shelter, education, environment, activity / integration / connection, and awareness.
community voice and ownership
communications should visually reflect the community and be controlled by the communicator as much as possible, from content and visual style to production and distribution.
communications initiatives and actions should come from the people who will be most effected by, and engaged in, the discussion and action, not put upon them from those in positions of authority.
designing with others, rather than for others, generates collective thought, discussion, and action around the subject, while building relationships among participants and creating a sense of ownership over the project.
positive engagement, not confrontation
open, honest, and respectful conversation will change minds more often than shock tactics.
the subjects taken on, people served, processes and the work created all embody the values of those doing the talking rather than simply serving aesthetic or commercial concerns.