If you're in NYC, don't forget about tomorrow night's discussion produced by 02NYC with an all-star panel: Wendy Brawer from Green Map System, Tamara Giltsoff from ozolab, David Reinfurt from Dexter Sinister, Damon Rich from the Center for Urban Pedagogy, and moderated by Allan Chochinov from Core77. 7pm at Cooper Union's Great Hall.
Designers as a group exercise significant leverage to create cultural influence and catalyze social change, for better or for worse. Given our growing awareness of the ecological, political and social impact of unsustainable consumption, what responsibility (and what means) do designers have to change the course? Join us for an inter-disciplinary panel discussion about how designers are addressing the systemic challenges of ecological design.
Our focus is on non-product-oriented design processes--on rethinking and reframing our purposes. For example, thinking outside the (very important) box of greening the supply chain, in what ways can/does design enable people as producers of meaning, rather than of waste?
Ten bucks at the door and no RSVP. Hope to see you there. (Site)