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Design Futures Panel Discussion This Saturday at the Detroit Design Festival


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Design Futures will engage presenters and participants to talk about where design in the 21st century is heading. Our discussion will cover the role of social and participative practices in art, design, architecture and the design of experiences and spaces. Please join us for what will be an informative and thought-provoking session! Register here : http://designfutures.eventbrite.com/

Design Futures will engage presenters and participants to talk about where design in the 21st century is heading. We start with a 5 x 5 presentation and panel discussion from some of Detroit's freshest talents:

 

Wesley Taylor 

(http://www.talkingdollsdetroit.com/about.html, http://emergencemedia.org/)

 

Carlos Garcia 

(http://www.andhecandance.com, http://www.celsiuselectronics.com, Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/celsiuselectronics)

 

Emily Thornhill 

(http://www.homesliceclothing.com, Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/homesliceclothing)

 

Eric Yelsma 

(http://www.detroitdenim.us, http://www.facebook.com/detroitdenim)

 

Helima Cassells 

(http://www.halimacassells.com, http://www.detroitmuralfactory.com)

 

We will also be discussing the role that intellectual property plays in supporting a creative economy and where creative rights in the 21st century are heading. We will take a short break and then dive into our featured presenters discussing the role of social and participative practices in art, design, architecture and the design of experiences and spaces:

 

Jon Kolko, Founder and Director Austin Center for Design 

(http://jonkolko.com/, http://www.ac4d.com/)

 

Erin Sanders, Senior Interaction Design Frog Design 

(http://www.frogdesign.com/about)

 

Gavin Kroeber, Producer and Founder Experience Economies 

(http://experienceeconomies.tumblr.com/about)

 

David Benjamin, Principal at The Living New York and Director of the Living Architecture Lab at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation

http://www.thelivingnewyork.com/

 

12:00 - 1:00 5 x 5 - UpStarts: Detroit Creatives’ presentations and panel discussion 

1:00 - 2:00 Intellectual Property & Creative Rights 

2:00 - 2:15 Break 

2:15 - 2:30 John Marshall - Moderator Introduction 

2:30 - 2:50 Jon Kolko 

2:50 - 3:10 Erin Sanders

3:10 – 3:20 Break

3:20 - 3:40 Gavin Kroeber

3:40 - 4:00 David Benjamin 

4:00 - 4:45 Moderated Panel discussion/Q&A

 

This is a half day seminar funded in part through a grant from General Motors Fund. 

Registration Fee - $25 Benefactor, $10 Community Supporter, $5 Student. Call (248) 912-0760 for more information.

 

A Alfred Taubman Center for Design Education, CCS

485 W Milwaukee St, Detroit, MI

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