Residents at The Garage recently had the opportunity to stop by Bucketfeet Headquarters, home to the Chicago-based e-commerce and retail company that collaborates with artists from around the world to create artist-designed footwear. Bucketfeet is on a mission to connect people through art by tapping into the diversity and creativity that surrounds us and tells our stories, and believes “art is for everyone.” Students participated in a table discussion with Bucketfeet co-founder and Northwestern alum, (WCAS ‘04), Raaja Nemani. Raaja founded Bucketfeet in 2011, after meeting his Bucketfeet co-founder in Argentina.
Raaja shared his journey with The Garage students, and talked about his realization that one’s tracks in life are never limited and your next idea or opportunity is just one conversation or interaction away. Students were able to ask Raaja thoughtful questions before a tour of one of Chicago’s coolest offices.