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Thursday, March 5 • 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Beyond Pretty: Design as Transformative Act - #15NTCdesign

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We eat, sleep, breathe, play, and even perish by design. To design is to affect and effect change. It is form and function. Design is the navigation on your website, but also a way of thinking. It is a means as well as an end, a practice as well as a product.

In this participatory workshop, we will explore the capacities and the culpabilities of design to transform your organization. How might you employ design as a means to better understand your stakeholders, mission, service, and impact? Brace yourself, we’re going beyond pretty to down and dirty with designled research methods capable of transforming individuals, infrastructures, and entire institutions—from the inside out.

Speakers
avatar for Christopher Taylor Edwards

Christopher Taylor Edwards

Design Facilitator, None, An Agency
I’m Christopher. I use design methodology for the benefit of social inclusion. Not to misread my own privilege, but as a late deafened, gay adult, I’ve experienced lack of inclusion up close. And that encourages me to take my background in ethnographic urbanism and experience design into motivating others to engage with and change systems. For instance, I worked alongside preservation advocates in Detroit to prototype a new kind rehab support... Read More →
avatar for Kiersten Nash

Kiersten Nash

Founder, Public Works Collaborative
I believe passionately in the power of creativity. The power to ask: Why? What if...? and How Might We...? In 2013, I founded Public Works as a platform for catalyzing creative civic engagement by expanding the capacities of individuals and organizations to understand how they can and do affect and effect their environment–be it a patch of grass, park, or public policy. Drop me a line or, better yet, give me a buzz if you're interested in... Read More →
avatar for Emma Raynes

Emma Raynes

Program Director, Emergency Fund, Magnum Foundation
Emma Raynes is the Program Director of Magnum Foundation’s Emergency Fund. She has a background in Cultural Anthropology and Art History and teaches at the International Center of Photography in New York.


Thursday March 5, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm
MR 4ABC

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