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RISD LEADS - Designing Impossibilities: Exploring the Implications on Ethical, Social, and Political Innovation

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Tuesday, Nov 1, 2016
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM EDT
Tap Room, 4th Floor Memorial HallMap Location

~ Note: This session is held on a special date - Tuesday, November 1st ~


Featuring: Anthony Dunne, Professor of Design and Emerging Technology and Fellow of the Graduate Institute for Design Ethnography and Social Thought (GIDEST) at Parsons/The New School in New York (Biography)

In this workshop, participants will learn the unexpected and progressive nature of design from a nontraditional lense through ethical, social, and political change. Through examples of projects from students as well as the presenters practice, attendees will learn how design can be used to explore not only applications for emerging technologies but also their social and ethical implications. This session will examine ways design can materialize alternative worldviews and political ideologies in order to support discussions about the kind of world we wish to live in. Attendees will consider the possibility of new roles for design that give form to yet-to-exist, impossible, or imaginary worlds that challenge the limits we place on our own imaginations when it comes to questioning what is possible.

Fulfills - Art + Design, Community


While RISD LEADS is offered as a certificate program, Sessions are open to anyone who is interested. You do not have to fully enroll in the LEADS program to attend sessions. Formal entry can be done at any time and credit is given for past attendance. 

Whether you are interested in formally enrolling in the RISD LEADS program or want to sample specific sessions, this semester's series will provide you with wonderful opportunities and enrichment.