The Stir Symposium seeks to provide an opportunity to collaborate, think, and discover new ways to approach big global issues. It is about collaborating and thinking differently, no matter the discipline: business, architecture, engineering, design, agriculture,
geography, and more.
The inaugural Stir Symposium took place October 7‑9th, 2011 at The Ohio State University.
It was organized by a group of graduate students in the Department of Design.
The Stir Symposium addresses BIG topics to allow us to think BIG. These issues are multifaceted and complex, requiring collaboration from many disciplines and forward thinking individuals. If we want to stir things up, we have to put our heads together.
Symposium participants work in new ways to address topics such as education (Learning), conservation and sustainability (Conserving), food production and agriculture (Eating),
transportation (Moving), and community or city planning (Living).