Structures for Inclusion 13

In its thirteenth year, the international Structures for Inclusion conference is one of the premiere gatherings of students, professionals, and funders working at the intersection of design and service. It’s a unique opportunity to hear a dozen and a half great speakers and presentations on projects and efforts designed to make the world a better, more beautiful, more just place. Accordingly, the theme of the 2013 conference was “Dignifying Design.”

Opening Remarks

Bryan Bell, Founder & Executive Director, Design Corps

Thomas Fisher, Dean, University of Minnesota College of Design

Opening Keynote
Acclaimed innovator and CEO of nonprofit product development company D-Rev: Design Revolution–just named one of “The 50 Most Innovative Companies in the World” by Fast Company–Krista Donaldson will provide unique insights into designing for people living on less than $4 a day.

Krista Donaldson, PhD, CEO, D-Rev: Design Revolution

Panel 1: SEED Award Winners
The annual SEED Awards, selected by a distinguished jury, celebrate excellence in social, economic, and environmental design. This session will showcase this year’s three honorees working domestically, here in the U.S.

Projects presented

Puyallup Longhouse (Tacoma, WA)

Rosa F. Keller Building (New Orleans, LA)

SAGE: Affordable Green Modular Classrooms (Gervais, OR)

Panel 2: SEED Award Winners
The SEED Awards celebrate excellence in social, economic, and environmental design. This session will showcase this year’s three honorees working internationally.

Projects presented

Firm Foundation (Kalimantan, Indonesia)

Maa-Bara (Nyanza, Kenya)

Sudan Jalle School (Sudan)

Panel 3: Financing Public Interest Design
One of the foremost questions and challenges facing individuals and entities embarking on public interest design projects is funding. This highly-conversational panel will forgo typical PowerPoint presentations in favor of candid dialogue by a select group of funders.

Jennifer HughesNational Endowment for the Arts (Washington, DC)

Eric MuschlerMcKnight Foundation (Minneapolis, MN)

Kate StohrArchitecture for Humanity (San Francisco, CA)

Katie SwensonEnterprise Community Partners (Boston, MA)

Moderated by John Cary

Public Interest Design Week Keynote by William Kamkwamba
A remarkable success story about the power of human ingenuity in the face of crippling odds, William Kamkwamba‘s talks will inspire anyone who doubts the power of one individual to change the world. Among other achievements, Kamkwamba is a best-selling author and TED speaker.

William Kamkwamba, Inventor & Author, The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

SUNDAY, MARCH 24, 2013

Structures for Inclusion Workshops
These workshops address specific issues and themes raised the day before during Structures for Inclusion conference, going deep on topics like communications, fundraising, etc.