A Better World By Design

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Looks like there is a pretty exciting event in Providence coming up very soon. In its second year now, hosted at Brown and RISD, here’s the details:

A Better World by Design: October 2-4 at Brown University and the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, RI. Now in its second year, A Better World by Design brings together a global community of innovators to Providence, Rhode Island to reach across disciplines and unite under a common goal ñ to make a better world. Our student-run, student-created conference is working to create connections and catalyze projects and interactions to reshape the world we live in through the amazing power of integrative thinking and design. Over three days, you will experience our speaker sessions, panel discussions, hands-on workshops, and evening social events, linking hundreds of enthusiastic, motivated young people with individuals and companies who have already made, and are continuing to make, their impact on the world. We will discuss and take action on the important role design has to play in addressing some of our most pressing problems from climate change, to slum living, to our over-dependence on fossil fuels. Our guests include architects, industrial designers, engineers, artists, educators, authors, scientists, graphic designers and entrepreneurs. Speakers include William Drenttel of Design Observer and Winterhouse, Teddy Cruz of UC San Diego, Kigge Hvid of INDEX:, Vivian Loftness of Carnegie Mellon University, Emily Pilloton of Project H Design, John Maeda of RISD, and Nathan Shedroff of California College of Arts. We will be welcoming panelists from around the world to engage workshops and panels to engage such topics as, Architecture in the Developing World, Communication for Activism, Green Building, Green Consumer Products, Information Design, and the Integration of Design & Business. The conference is also featuring the first in-person One Hour Design Challenge sponsored by Core77 and the kick-off experience of Project Mís (blank)LAB. Visit http://www.abetterworldbydesign.com/ for more information.

A Better World by Design: October 2-4 at Brown University and the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, RI.
Now in its second year, A Better World by Design brings together a global community of innovators to Providence, Rhode Island to reach across disciplines and unite under a common goal ñ to make a better world. Our student-run, student-created conference is working to create connections and catalyze projects and interactions to reshape the world we live in through the amazing power of integrative thinking and design.
Over three days, you will experience our speaker sessions, panel discussions, hands-on workshops, and evening social events, linking hundreds of enthusiastic, motivated young people with individuals and companies who have already made, and are continuing to make, their impact on the world. We will discuss and take action on the important role design has to play in addressing some of our most pressing problems from climate change, to slum living, to our over-dependence on fossil fuels. Our guests include architects, industrial designers, engineers, artists, educators, authors, scientists, graphic designers and entrepreneurs.
Speakers include William Drenttel of Design Observer and Winterhouse, Teddy Cruz of UC San Diego, Kigge Hvid of INDEX:, Vivian Loftness of Carnegie Mellon University, Emily Pilloton of Project H Design, John Maeda of RISD, and Nathan Shedroff of California College of Arts. We will be welcoming panelists from around the world to engage workshops and panels to engage such topics as, Architecture in the Developing World, Communication for Activism, Green Building, Green Consumer Products, Information Design, and the Integration of Design & Business. The conference is also featuring the first in-person One Hour Design Challenge sponsored by Core77 and the kick-off experience of Project Mís (blank)LAB.