Friday, April 29, 2022, 5:00 pm—8:00 pm
Location: Cabral Center, John D. O’Bryant African-American Institute
40 Leon St, Boston, MA 02115
This closing event promotes the mission of the Center for Design as a place and a space for interdisciplinary research at Northeastern and celebrates the conclusion of a week-long series of activities to showcase and debate design-led research projects and initiatives: Keynotes, panels, workshops and exhibitions will physically and virtually welcome Northeastern’s research community, partners and all design-related organizations to reaffirm the inextricable relationship between design as a discipline and design as a practice.
5:00 P.M. WELCOME
Elizabeth Hudson, Dean of the College of Arts, Media and Design
5:05 P.M. DESIGN AND RESEARCH IN THE PANDEMIC
The first two years at the Center for Design
Paolo Ciuccarelli, Founding Director of the Center for Design + Professor of Design
5:25 P.M. KEYNOTE INTRODUCTION
Teresa Franqueira, International Director DESIS Network
5:30 P.M. KEYNOTE
Livable Proximity. A design-orienting scenario
Ezio Manzini, Professor Emeritus, founder DESIS Network
The multifaceted crisis in which we are immersed requires us to practice new forms of proximity, that is, a new sense of closeness between us, human beings, and with the planet. Social innovation proves that this form of proximity is possible; Design can materialize this possibility through a widespread, long-lasting change – for everyone.
6:15 P.M. PANEL DISCUSSION
Design for Assembly: Public Spaces and Community Engagement
Ang Li, Architect and Assistant Professor, Northeastern University
Beth Noveck, Professor and Director, The Burnes Center for Social Change
Dietmar Offenhuber, Chair, Department of Art + Design
6:30 P.M. RECEPTION AND VISITS TO THE CENTER FOR DESIGN
Enjoy food, drinks, and conversation with colleagues in design and beyond. Tours of the Center for Design in Ryder Hall will be available until 8:30 p.m.
Register here: https://ticketbud.com/…/891a37ae-b5e6-11ec-b696…