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Past Events

ClimateDesigners.org Launch Party Panel

Date: November 4, 2019

Type: Panel member

Topic: What is a climate designer

There’s a new kind of designer emerging, those who focus their creative talents towards solving our climate crisis. They are collaborating with others to build out, launch, and promote new climate approaches.

We’re calling them climate designers.

Our mission is two-fold; to encourage and empower designers to use their creative talents towards addressing our climate crisis and to inspire, motivate, and graduate climate designers by providing climate-focused resources for design educators.

Are you one of us?

We are excited to put on our launch party for climatedesigners.org. Meet fellow climate designers and learn more about the project.

Sustainable Systems Design Course

Date: October 28, 2019

Type: Guest Lecture

Topic: Actionable Sustainability Design

AIGA SF Compostmodern Fall 2019: The Problems with Recycling

Date: October 23, 2019

Topic: Recycling Design Policy

In this event, we explore the complex problems behind recycling both as consumers and designers. While once thought of as a go-to sustainability solution, the complexities in recycling processes and drastic changes in global demands have demanded designers reconsider how products are made, used and disposed of. Join us for a night of presentations, ideas and discussions on the problems and potential solutions designers face designing for recyclability.


PARK(ing) Day 2019 Charrette

Dates: September 5, 2019

Type: Community Partner

Topic: Advising intro design students


DES 505: Senior Design Course

Dates: June – August 2019

Type: Community Partner

Topic: Design-a-thon pitch project


SF Design Week: Design vs. Climate Change – Strategizing for Action

Dates: June 22, 2019

Type: Panel Moderator, Organizer

Topic: Design-a-thon pitch project

Join Design It Forward for a conversation about using design strategies to combat climate change and support sustainability efforts in our community.

The panel’s focus will be on actionable items that can be enacted in your home or workplace regardless of profession. Some case studies will include World Savvy’s design thinking workshops in SF USD and Precious Plastic’s open-source plastic repurposing machines. Come to have an open conversation about what’s possible when designers come together.