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Transformation


Transformation.

In a garage.

On an island.

That isn't NYC

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Transformation


Transformation.

In a garage.

On an island.

That isn't NYC

A design studio committed to cultural transformation. The practice of design is our central catalyst for business and social innovation. We leverage design strategy, experience design, and systems thinking as means for significant problem solving, value creation and invention.

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Purposely hard to get to


Purposely

hard to get to.

Purposely hard to get to


Purposely

hard to get to.

Visiting us is a kind of a journey. A pilgrimage. Shedding many of your assumptions about the work ahead — as you travel over a bridge, through fields, above a marsh, and arrive at our more than a century old historic home. You feel better already. A calm sets in. We believe in slow time, slow cooked foods, the quiet focus of nature, a community of caretakers and local coastal makers. It promises a remarkable experience that accounts for the insights of the past to envision and build a compelling future. We embrace a radically curious lifestyle.

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How we work


Sometimes a sailboat

is better than a boardroom.

How we work


Sometimes a sailboat

is better than a boardroom.

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How to work with us


season, series, semester, term, cycle, session, collection, sequence, arrangement, suite, set, array, bundle, batch, compilation, program, catalog, playlist, mixtape, anthology, portfolio, menu ...

How to work with us


season, series, semester, term, cycle, session, collection, sequence, arrangement, suite, set, array, bundle, batch, compilation, program, catalog, playlist, mixtape, anthology, portfolio, menu ...

how we change the world

We use time and place as the main components of creating the right conditions for conversations to happen, questions to be asked and curiosity to have the freedom to grow.

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Cultural
Campaigns

There are ad campaigns.  There are political campaigns.  Neither leave the sustained, deep, and sticky impact of what we have come to call cultural campaigns.  They utilize participatory design as a way to engage communities in co-shaping their own future.  A cultural campaign is an intentional rhythm of social design in which an ecosystem of storytelling, experiences, training, alliance building, strategic planning, scenario visualization, and crowd co-authorship - yields a momentum that is more powerful than any single intervention alone.  Design has the power to move public imagination.

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Organizational Transformation

There is frequently a moment that an organization finds itself.  When it is exploring a new product or service.  When it is entering a new market or engaging a new audience.  When its value proposition is being re-visited within a competitive landscape.  When it is re-imagining its business model a decade into the future.  We immerse ourselves inside organizations preparing for and executing massive change.  Our design team becomes an in-house special ops force for architecting, navigating, and accelerating a transformation agenda.  We simultaneously demonstrate solutions to complex challenges while building capacity of an organization by designing the culture itself.

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Ideas
Salons

The heartbeat of Epic Decade this signature methodology convenes people around ideas bigger than themselves.  More than a retreat or a conference - these highly exclusive gatherings merge the rigor of research + development with the most astoundingly curated experience design.  They are VIP hack-a-thons where thought leaders and business titans challenge each other and take on the Epic Challenges of our time.  Named after the historic French Salons in which cultural leaders would discuss the issues of the day - IDEAS Salons have been attended by executives from Apple, Google, GE, the Department of Defense, Disney Imagineering, Mercedes Benz, IBM, Oprah Winfrey Network, as well as Nobel Prize winners and Senators.

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Team of Superheroes


experts, thought leaders, strategists, scientists, pinball wizards, special agents, artists, drill sergeants, explorers, designers, wizards, magicians …

Team of Superheroes


experts, thought leaders, strategists, scientists, pinball wizards, special agents, artists, drill sergeants, explorers, designers, wizards, magicians …

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A painter posing as a designer, 
posing as a marketer, 
posing as a business leader, 
just trying to throw parties.

SETH GOLDENBERG, FOUNDER AND CEO.

An audacious entrepreneur, committed to raising the bar of expectations.  Before launching Epic Decade he was the VP of Bruce Mau Design Studio and the Executive Director of Massive Change.  Prior to leading BMD he was the Founder and Curator of the digital media festival for the Democratic National Convention called “Dialog:City” and the Deputy Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, and has worked at the Rhode Island School of Design as the Director of the Center for Public Engagement.  His work has been celebrated in the NY Times, Wired Magazine, Fast Company Magazine, and the Huffington Post.


A team of superheroes

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Emily Norton

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Jeffrey Bondorew

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Nicholas Rock

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Amanda Rock

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Amy Rodrigues

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Tamara Grusin

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Radically Curious


Part think tank, part design lab for new ideas, part curator of remarkable experiences, and part community and movement 

Radically Curious


Part think tank, part design lab for new ideas, part curator of remarkable experiences, and part community and movement 

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Get in touch


Let's cause

some trouble.

Get in touch


Let's cause

some trouble.

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