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2010 Stephan Weiss Lecture Series: Design Dialogues: Transformational Networks

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

More and more, designers are designing businesses, services, policies, and emergent social forms, and the experiences that go with them. Along the way they are inventing new methods and tools, fundamentally altering how design is conceived. To mark the establishment of the new MFA in Transdisciplinary Design, the School of Design Strategies is presenting a lecture series that explores how design must shift in a world where the complexity and interconnectedness of people, infrastructures, networks, and economies challenge traditional disciplines.
Transformational Networks, a 2010 Stephan Weiss Lecture, considers such questions as: How are global, immediate, and decentralized networks changing the way we live, work, and design? What are the possibilities and challenges of working and living in a constantly connected global marketplace? And How can the power of these networks be used to improve lives?

Speakers include:

  • Yochai Benkler, Berkman Professor of Entrepreneurial Legal Studies, and co-director of the Berkman Center for Internet and Society, Harvard University. Benkler is the author of The Wealth of Networks: How Social Production Transforms Markets and Freedom.
  • Anna Valtonen, rector of Umeå Institute of Design at Umeå University, Sweden, and head of design research and foresight at Nokia.

Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, Arnhold Hall, 55 West 13th Street, 2nd floor

Free; no tickets or reservations required; seating is first-come first-served