Via our intrepid correspondent Odile Compagnon comes word that the The Design Revolution Road Show is in Chicago today and tomorrow,10 am. to 4:00 p.m., with the involvement of the School of the Art Institute.
It's designed as "a traveling exhibition and lecture series bringing 'product design that empowers' to 35 high schools and university design programs across the nation in the Spring of 2010 . . . 40 humanitarian design solutions that have been showcased in the book Design Revolution: 100 Products that Empower People. The programming will bring the evidence of and tools for design for social impact to the doorsteps of students, with the ultimate goal of enabling and empowering the next generation of creative problem-solvers to apply their skills to the world’s most pressing problems and improve life on a global scale."
The neat part is that it's all packed up in an Airstream trailer. The website gives its location as "between Randolph, Monroe, Columbus, and Michigan downtown Chicago," which is a lot of ground to cover, but my bet is that an object glittering in the sun in Millennium Park will be pretty easy to spot. (Just don't try to climb inside of The Bean; it'll be the other shiny object.)