The Festival of Urgent Reinventions is a 2-day event to question and reimagine how we can use our skills to build a more accessible, equitable future. The Festival of Urgent Reinventions is a 2-day event to question and reimagine how we can use our skills to build a more accessible, equitable future. The Festival of Urgent Reinventions is a 2-day event to question and reimagine how we can use our skills to build a more accessible, equitable future.

Winning Ideas

Mushroom Farms & MycoFilters: Community Access to Food Security & Clean Water
Plastic Reduction

Mushroom Farms & MycoFilters: Community Access to Food Security & Clean Water

Creating a mushroom-based filter that can filter previously non-filterable water to communities, therefore decreasing the need for bottled water in these locations.
Lily Jane Clarke
Bringing play-based learning to homeless families
Education

Bringing play-based learning to homeless families

Bringing play-based learning to homeless families with preschool-aged children – to help them ensure their children can start Kindergarten ready to thrive.
Muffie Wiebe Waterman, Victoria Shoemaker
Closing the wellness gap of black maternal-fetal health
Wellness

Closing the wellness gap of black maternal-fetal health

Closing the wellness gap of black maternal-fetal health by providing wellness resources through pay-it-forward subscription boxes curated to support expecting Black moms.
Payal Pereira & Shannon Gerety
City kiosks to encourage empathy and provide resources to the houseless
Poverty

City kiosks to encourage empathy and provide resources to the houseless

City kiosks using digital technology to create empathetic attitudes towards unhoused people, ease of access to a hub of relief services, and a more dignified and effective way for the unhoused to connect with employers and find professional mentorship.
Cassie Bingham

We are humbled and proud of all the ideas that were shared during the first edition of THE FESTIVAL OF URGENT REINVENTIONS.

Dive into the archive below to uncover more ideas, beyond the four highlighted above.