Ezio Manzini Lecture

Thursday, March 12th from 7:00-8:30 at MICA

Mazini Poster

A public lecture and book signing with Ezio Manzini, renowned design strategist, author and expert on sustainable design.
In a changing world, everyone designs. Each individual person and each collective subject – from enterprises to institutions, from communities to cities and regions – must define and enhance a life project. In this framework, Ezio Manzini’s new book distinguishes between “diffuse design” (performed by everybody) and “expert design” (performed by those who have been trained as designers) and maps what the latter can do to trigger and support meaningful social changes.

For more than two decades, Ezio Manzini has worked in the field of design for sustainability. Most recently, his interests have focused on social innovation, a major driver of sustainable social change. He is the founder of DESIS, an international network of schools of design specifically active in the field of design for social innovation and sustainability (www.desis-network.org).

Presently, Ezio is Chair Professor of Design for Social Innovation at the University of the Arts London (UK), Honorary Professor at the Politecnico di Milano (Italy), and Guest Professor at Tongji University – Shanghai and Jiangnan University – Wuxi (China).

In addition to his ongoing involvement in the design for sustainability arena, Ezio has explored and promoted design potentialities in different fields, from Design of Materials in the 1980s; Strategic Design in the 1990s; and Service Design in the last ten years.

His most recent book, “Design, When Everybody Designs: An Introduction to Design for Social Innovation,” (MIT Press, 2015), presents a comprehensive picture of design for social innovation, the most dynamic field of action for both expert and non-expert designers in the coming decades.
Following the lecture, copies of “Design, When Everybody Designs” will be available for sale (at discounted rate) and for signing by the author.

This is a free, public event. Please RSVP.  <https://mica-ezio-manzini.eventbrite.com/>
Hosted by the MICA Center for Social Design in collaboration with MICA Graphic Design MFA Program.
Supporting Partners: AIGA Baltimore, AIGA DC, Neighborhood Design Center, Baltimore Design School, and AIA Baltimore | BAF.

 

Talent Show Tryouts March 16th and 17th from 3:00-4:30

Meet in the cafeteria and check in with Jason Harris. 



 

Designing Baltimore, One Student at a Time


Baltimore Design School is a public middle-high school that focuses on design.  In the high school, students will learn the basics of Fashion Design, Architecture, and Graphic Design. In the fall of 2011 the school started with grades 6 and 7, adding a new 6th grade each year, so that by 2016, the school will be a full 6-12 school.

Baltimore Design School believes that all students, with good instruction and practice, can learn art and design skills and achieve high standards in their academic programs. We value student interests in drawing, making things, fashion ideas, creative problem-solving, three-dimensional abilities, planning and building, and communicating visually through graphics. We love students who see problems that need new solutions, who envision possibilities, and imagine a better world.Catherine Pugh

We believe our graduates will be leading designers and architects of the future who see design as a way of thinking, problem-solving, and living a productive and rewarding life.

BDS Board Chair Senator Catherine Pugh beside first Lady Michelle Obama at State of the Union Address.


 
 
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Ezio Manzini Lecture

March 12 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Mon 16

Talent Show Tryouts

March 16 @ 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
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Talent Show Tryouts

March 17 @ 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
 
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