School of Design announces its 2011-2012 Lecture Series Lineup

The School of Design  is pleased to announce its Fall 2011 Lecture Series Lineup:

Thursday, September 22
Tom De Blasis
De Blasis will talk about his latest creation: ‘Gamechanger Bucket’ a health and happiness kit that brings clean water and sport to disaster areas and communities around the world.
5:00 pm, MMCH A-14

Wednesday, October 5
Cameron Tonkinwise
Tonkinwise is the Chair of Design Thinking and Sustainability at Parsons where he teaches courses on designing sustainable lifestyles and futures.
5:00 pm, Breed Hall

Tuesday, November 1
Jessica Rosencrantz & Jesse Louis-Rosenberg (Nervous System)
Nervous System is a studio working at the intersection of science, art and technology. This lecture is sponsored through a partnership between the School of Design, Studio for Creative Inquiry and the D-Fab Lab.
5:00 pm, Breed Hall

Tuesday, November 28
Richard Sennett
World renowned author Richard Sennett writes about cities, labor and culture. He teaches sociology at New York University and the London School of Economics. This lecture is sponsored through a partnership with the School of Architecture.
5:00 pm, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Lecture Hall

February 2012
Panel Discussion with Local Designers
A panel of local designers will discuss the topic ‘How to Design the Future’. Details to follow.

Tuesday, March 27
Candy Chang
Candy Chang likes to make cities more comfortable for people. Her background in design, urban planning and street art have informed her projects which redefine public spaces to incite dialog and engage citizens with their city and each other.

Wednesday, April 11
Victor Margolin
Noted design historian Victor Margolin is the editor of Design Issues and was the first person in the United States to receive a PhD in design history. Author of the books ‘The Politics of the Artificial’ and ‘The Idea of Design’.


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