Conference Home Make a Scene! A pro-active community can formulate a vision of their own future and Make a Scene! Designers are everywhere, but design culture is not. Many professionals and academic programs are challenged by their geographic locations. As designers, artists, educators, entrepreneurs, and others embrace their locale, they help their community to progress, not just their artifacts. By mobilizing all fields, a new vitality can emerge from even the most unlikely of places. Designers that come with a passion about their own scene can take alternative paths to make their mark. Low-production cottage industries enable startups and independents to maximize local manufacturing and production, further strengthening their community and culture.