A crowd gathers to view 40 people-empowering products inside the tralier.
Although the wind pelts raindrops at the faces of many, a crowd calmly endures and enjoys pizza, tacos, cupcakes, and pleasant, albeit damp, company. This was the scene at Project H Design's Design Revolution Roadshow "Parking Lot Party" at the Academy of Art in San Francisco. The affair was meant to officially bid adieu a classic Airstream trailer filled to the brim with humanitarian products and projects that are bound to bring inspiration to classrooms across America.
One of the most pleasantly chipper party-goers was none other than Project H founder Emily Pilloton. "Our spirit is great. The trailer is warm," noted Pilloton, who didn't bat a lash at the less than ideal weather conditions. A wind suddenly barged through with a gusto nearly knocking over the pizza tent. "See? Pizza in times of adversity!," joked Pilloton before she went on to describe some of her favorite things in the trailer, captured in our latest Core77 Drive-by Video.
This was just the 4th day of 75 on the official Roadshow tour and Pilloton couldn't be more pleased with the initial outcome. "The response has been fantastic, but critical," she said,"...in a good way. We want people to approach all of this with a critical eye." Even in its early stages, the Design Revolution Roadshow has already caused quite a stir, receiving an influx of requests from schools, increasing the tour's stops from 25 to 35 high schools and universities across the country. When asked what end result she seeks from this project, Pilloton knew the answer by heart. "It's beyond the objects. It's about inspiring young designers to raise the bar."
Objects inside the trailer were admired by students, friends and family, and lovers of socially responsible design.