A wide shot of a ceramics studio, featuring students working with pottery wheels and other tools.

Inherit Chicago (Fall 2016 - Spring 2017)


Inherit Chicago , the first intercultural citywide festival of its kind, launched in October 2017. The month-long festival happens across 30 neighborhood-based heritage museums and cultural centers and includes exhibitions, performances, culinary events and discussions. The festival is produced by the Chicago Cultural Alliance. 

For this project, the Management Studio student team worked across the fall and spring semesters to lead prototyping workshops aimed at shaping and facilitating the inaugural festival concept design sessions and to support member organizations in developing collaborative programming ideas. In the spring semester, the team worked extensively on the festival branding and to develop the narrative and film elements of the festival's promotional video. One of the student team members went on to work as a paid fellow over the summer and all of the team members supported the festival production the following fall. Check out the video here to see student work.