Sam Chaltain, is a partner at 180 Studio, a global design collaborative dedicated to advancing people’s understanding of the future of learning — and what it requires.
Sam’s writings about his work have appeared in both magazines and newspapers, including the New York Times, Washington Post, and USA Today. A former speechwriter for each of President Obama’s U.S. Secretaries of Education, Sam has also written for Oscar and Grammy Award winning artists. A periodic contributor to CNN, Sam is the author or co-author of seven books; a co-producer of the PBS documentary film, 180 Days: Hartsville; and co-creator of the 10-part online film series, A Year at Mission Hill.
Seed + Spark takes its readers in search of a better understanding of the future of learning - and, by extension, the future of humanity. Believing "the future is already here; it's just not evenly distributed,” Seed + Spark provides a framework for remaking our schools, our workspaces, and our social structures in ways that align with the design principles of the natural world.
Why our Creative Director, Melanie Lalande selected Seed + Spark: "The book really speaks for itself… the effort alone and the subject matter… stunning and in line with our work… it is a bountiful book!"