Fostering slow conversation
Encouraging casual community-wide conversation and collaboration through programming and space innovation.
Members of the Olin College of Engineering community were frustrated that the campus lacked a place where faculty, staff, and students could all feel comfortable and engage in casual conversations.
Conversations with Olin faculty and staff suggested that a coffeeshop setting might provide a conducive environment for conversation, collaboration, and co-exisiting while working independently. Two peers and I took on the challenge of designing and launching a pop-up coffeeshop, The Acronym, in collaboration with an Olin staff member.