D.Talks 22 May 2019
D.Talks: Massive: The extreme benefits and overwhelming challenges of design on a meta scale
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

AIGA SF Office

130 Sutter Street, Suite 600

San Francisco

Event is over
6:00 pm
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6:30 pm
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8:30 pm
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In China, officials and communities talk about their vision for the next century. In Barcelona, the Gaudi-designed chapel Sagrada Família has been under construction since 1882. But here in America, we are notoriously shortsighted and impatient. That's not to say we aren't capable of dreaming on a grand scale.

  • What are the benefits of thinking about designing for generations we will never know, or projects we will never see completed?
  • How can we garner support for projects of this scale?
  • Join our panel of futurists and planners for a discussion about designing for the far future.

    D.Talks is an ongoing series of panel discussions presenting practical information about current trends and hot topics in the world of design and business. Our goal is to foster robust dialogue and critical thinking, so crowd participation is an integral part of each event. D.Talks Series branding by Shawn Rosenberger Thermostat Creative.

    Josh Levine, Author of Great Mondays: How to Design a Company Culture Employees Love
    Josh Levine is an educator, designer, and best-selling author, but above all, he is on a mission to help organizations design a culture advantage. For more than 15 years Josh has helped build culture-driven brands and as Principal of Great Mondays continues his work with technology and social enterprise organizations. He is best known for helping found the non-profit Culture LabX, and as its executive director has overseen its grow into an international community. Josh is sought after for his inspiring and educational keynotes, that not only reveal new insights, but inspire new action. His highly entertaining and accessible writing has been featured in Forbes, Huffington Post, Fast Company, and the Design Management Journal.
    Lev Kushner
    Lev Kushner is building cities of the future so they are more human, relatable, and engaging. He is a founding partner of urban brand strategy agency Department of Here, president of real estate advisory consulting firm Box Joint Advisors, and a recovering bureaucrat, having worked for the Bloomberg Administration in New York City and the Newsom and Lee Administrations in San Francisco. His work has appeared in CityLab, Crain's New York Business, and the San Francisco Chronicle, where he is a regular contributor.
    A futurist with an artist's eye and an inventor’s mind, Monika Bielskyte prototypes culturally diverse, socially and environmentally engaged future world designs for the entertainment industry, technology companies, and cities/countries. Her past clients include Universal, Google, BBC, DreamWorks, Mexico City, and United Arab Emirates among others.
    Andrew is CEO at Humane Genomics Inc, a bio-technology firm developing personalized synthetic viruses targeting cancer, starting with dogs. He is the former Co-Chair, of bioinformatics and biotechnology at Singularity University, and was Distinguished Researcher at Autodesk from 2012 to 2018.