University of Minnesota to Host Public Interest Design Week
Registration Now Open for March 19-24 Events Featuring Film Screenings,
Keynotes, Panel Discussions, Workshops
In addition to keynotes by thought-leaders such as New York Times architecture critic Michael Kimmelman, D-Rev: Design Revolution CEO Krista Donaldson, and Liz Ogbu of California College of the Arts' Center for Art & Public Life, among others, the inaugural Public Interest Design Week will feature a variety of events, including:
- Structures for Inclusion (SFI) conference, the week's headline event, now in its 13th year, which will feature presentations and discussions about products, places, and processes designed or redesigned for the public good;
- Shelter: connect workshop, led by filmmakers Richard Neill and Lee Schneider, which builds participants' storytelling skills-historically underemphasized within the field and design education generally;
- Public Interest Design Institute (PIDI), led by Bryan Bell of Design Corps, which employs the Harvard Case Method to showcase projects that exemplify the Social/Economic/Environmental Design (SEED) principles;
- Iconothon, a design hackathon of sorts, led by Sofya Polyakov and Edward Boatman of The Noun Project, will add to the public domain symbols that are frequently needed in public interest design.
More information as well as a working agenda for PID Week are online at www.publicinterestdesign.org/week. To stay up-to-date on everything related to Public Interest Design Week, follow the College of Design and PublicInterestDesign.org online. The College can be found on Twitter at @UofMDesign, and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/UofMDesign. PublicInterestDesign.org is on Twitter at @PubIntDesign, and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/PubIntDesign.
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