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.”
Bryan Bell, Founder & Executive Director, Design Corps
Thomas Fisher, Dean, University of Minnesota College of Design
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.
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.
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 Hughes, National Endowment for the Arts (Washington, DC)
Eric Muschler, McKnight Foundation (Minneapolis, MN)
Kate Stohr, Architecture for Humanity (San Francisco, CA)
Katie Swenson, Enterprise 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.