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Compostmodern 2018: What’s next for Sustainable Design?
6:00 PM - 11:59 PM AIGA San Francisco
Date: September 13, 2018 to September 13, 2018
Where: AIGA San Francisco, 130 Sutter St, San Francisco, California, United States, 94104
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Event Type: Education
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In conjunction with the Global Climate Action Summit, Compostmodern presents an interactive dialog that will challenge and inspire designers and non-designers alike to consider how we live in an interconnected designed world. Join Celery Design Studio owner Brian Dougherty and Biomimicry Institute Executive Director Beth Rattner as they discuss their own lens on how the sustainable design landscape has changed in their respective fields of graphic design and non-profit advocacy. The very term “sustainable design” has morphed over the last fifteen years: what’s better now because of it, what isn’t, and what’s next? Moving beyond material choices, sustainable designers have been using systems thinking and user experience design to create sustainable solutions. This dialogue traces these histories and explores what might be next as we try to design for disruption, behavior change and resilience. As an official affiliate event of the Global Climate Action Summit, this event expands on the summits’ theme of ‘sustainable communities’ when looking at how design, as a holistic practice, shapes behaviors and impacts our communities. We hope that this lively and engaging discussion will inspire deeper commitments from designers to take action and create sustainable change in their communities. Moderator Rachel Beth Egenhoefer This event is organized and moderated by Rachel Beth Egenhoefer, Associate Professor of Design and Chair of the Department of Art + Architecture at the University of San Francisco.  She teaches courses on Systems Thinking for Sustainable Design, Design Activism Community Engaged Learning and others.  She is the editor of the Routledge Handbook of Sustainable Design. Speakers Brian Dougherty, Founding Partner + Creative Director, Celery Design Brian Dougherty is a founding partner and creative director at Celery Design. He specializes in impact design. Brian works across multiple media, including brand strategy, graphics, packaging, and industrial design.