IDSA PRESENTS AT NYC DESIGN TALKS
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Parsons School of Design at The New School, Hoerle Lecture Hall UL105
63 Fifth Avenue
Design for Social Impact: How can design help shape better societies and a progressive future
Tuesday May 10th at 6:00-7:00 at Parsons School of Design at The New School, Hoerle Lecture Hall UL105, 63 Fifth Avenue
Design has established itself as a powerful change agent and the guiding principle of design is to better the world around us. The driving force behind design is the practice of business for profit. Is this a conundrum? How can a marriage be facilitated between the two ideals? Social impact design, a term that has come to mean: ‘the practice of design for the public good’ has been attracting powerful interest in recent years. Increasingly, both practicing designers and students are seeking opportunities in this field. While there is a lot of emphasis on ‘Human Centered Design’, how will the discussion change if we re-frame that as ‘Society Centric Design’? How might we support such ventures as we go about evolving the design approach in a professional arena? How can we effectively prepare future generations of designers for this growing area of design?
To discuss these matters, we have with us, a panel of diverse design professionals who have experience in the art of Design for Social Impact.
Karen J. Stone, Director of Design, Knoll, Inc.
Lisa Tziona Switkin, Principal, James corner Field Operations (Will confirm dates by Saturday)
Rob Van Varick, Principal – Insights & Strategy, Michael Graves Architecture and Design
Deborah Alden, Managing Director, Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator (BF+DA)
Mark Randall, Principal, Worldstudio
Vijay Chakravarthy, Chapter Chair, Industrial Designers Society of America, NYC chapter
Seating is limited, thus an RSVP is advised.
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