When living in a new place, one of the most fascinating things I find is the observable relationship between culture, behavior and environment. Where there are people, there is a connection to the land. From the built environment of a room, to geographics and forces of nature, how people live both in realms of tradition and behavior heavily reflect conditional realities.
My name is Codee Adams, and I am a senior Industrial Design student at the University of Cincinnati. While many of my peers may not be exposed to their respective fields until after graduation, our curriculum features a co-op program in which we work as a designer every other semester to gain real-life knowledge of the profession. The experiences I have had through this program vary tremendously in the nature of work as well as location- from a toy designer at Hasbro Inc.; a consultant designer in both Stockholm, Sweden and Cleveland, Ohio; and a ceramicist in Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati I have gained more than just work experience. Currently completing my fifth and final co-op placement as a Social Impact Designer for Estufas Chispa in Antigua, Guatemala I am able to reflect on the personal and professional growth I have gained through the program.
Special guest chef Sabrina Iken with wine corking service by Ellie Rosita Xela Lopez
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