San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Join us for a rare conversation with two of the world's leading design strategists and sustainability experts, Ezio Manzini and John Thackara.
Wednesday March 20, 6pm to 10pm
Hot Studio: 585 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA
6:00pm - Doors open, wine & chatting
6:30pm - Talk begins
Space is limited so make sure to purchase your tickets early.
*Please note: Ticket prices subject to tax and fees. Students must show photo ID at the event.
Design Strategist, Founder DESIS Network
Ezio Manzini has been working for more than two decades in the field of design for sustainability, with a special focus on social innovation. On this topic he started, and currently coordinates, DESIS: an international network promoting, world wide, design schools as agents of social change towards sustainability.
Throughout his professional life Ezio Manzini has been professor of design at the Politecnico di Milano. Parallel to this, he collaborated with several international universities. Currently, he is Honorary Guest Professor at the Tongji University, in Shanghai, at the Jiangnan University, in Wuxi, at the COPPE-UFRJ, in Rio de Janeiro. The most recent awards granted to Manzini are the Sir Misha Black Medal, in UK, and the Honorary Doctorate at the Aalto University, in Finland, the both in 2012.
Founder, Doors of Perception
For thirty years, John Thackara has traveled the world looking for stories about practical steps taken by communities to realize a sustainable future. He is the author of a widely read column at designobserver.com and the best-selling book In the Bubble: Designing In A Complex World. As director of doorsofperception.com, John also organizes conferences, workshops and festivals that bring social innovators together to share their experiences. John is a Senior Fellow of the Royal College of Art in London, a Fellow of The Young Foundation, and a member of the Design Commission of the UK Parliament.