Designing for Engagement: the Story of the Rebuilding Exchange

Elise Zelechowski

Elise Zelechowski

Elise will share the story of the Rebuilding Exchange – a project to build a a local marketplace for the sustainable reuse of deconstructed building materials once destined for the landfill.


Elise is a social entrepreneur and activist committed to working on solutions to address today’s most pressing social, economic and environmental issues. She is currently leading a social innovation practice at ThoughtWorks, focused on ways technology can be leveraged as a tool for social change.