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Social Contracts: Striving for Social Good in Work and Life

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Artefact, 619 Western Avenue, Suite 500, Seattle, WA 98104

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Spanning from our work place to our personal relationships, social contracts necessarily underlie and facilitate all forms of design and exchange. Social Contracts: Striving for Social Good in Work and Life brings together leaders in the field as they share how they define social contract(s), the principles that guide their particular professional endeavors, and how design helps them implement these principles.

Keynote Speakers:

Liz Gerber- Faculty Founder, Design for America

Ellen Lupton- Curator of Contemporary Design, Cooper Hewitt

Lightning Talk Presenters:

Dave Miller (MC of event)- Director of Community + Talent, Artefact

Michael Ellsworth- Found and Chief Creative Officer, Civilization

John Porter- UX Designer, Microsoft

Holger Kuehnle- Senior Design Director, Artefact

Briar Levit- Director and Producer, Graphic Means

Ruki Ravikumar- Director of Education, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Jeff Barlow- Creative Director, Boeing

Surya Vanka- Founder & Chief Designer, Authentic Design

All participants will have the opportunity for conversation, connection, community, and pizza during breakout group lunch sessions!


This program is part of recent collaborations by Design for America and Civilization, each a 2018 recipient of a National Design Award from the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in honor of “excellence, innovation, and enhancement on the quality of daily life.

Thank you to Artefact for hosting this event!

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