Join ID for the Latham Series webinar that will consider the intersections and tensions between corporate visions and activist dreams for futures that counter oppression: Wednesday, October 20
Wednesday, October 20, 2021
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. CDT
Register using this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/what-should-we-make-tickets-164015858849
What Should We Make?
To navigate paths to ethical, responsible, and just futures requires long-term critical and creative thinking. To close the 2021 Latham Series, design experts Marina Gorbis, Executive Director of the Institute for the Future and Kenneth Bailey, co-founder of the Design Studio for Social Intervention, join Laura Forlano, Associate Professor at IIT Institute of Design and Director of IIT’s Critical Futures Lab to consider the intersections and tensions between corporate visions and activist dreams for futures that counter oppression.
Marina Gorbis is focused on transformations in the world of work and new forms of value creation. Kenneth Bailey is focused on researching and developing design tools for marginalized communities to address complex social issues.
2021 Latham Series
In an age in which we can make virtually anything, the question for design is no longer the technical question of how do we make it? The question today is foundational: why do we make it? This is the question that we focus on at ID.
With a deep respect for humanity, speakers in the Spring 2021 Latham Series will address topics bearing on this question of corporate responsibility, and more specifically, of what we make and why:
- March: Why Are We Making This? (behavior, persuasion, production systems)
- April: For Whom Are We Making It? (community engagement, new economic models)
- September: Why Does This Organization Exist? (purpose-driven business strategy)
- October: What Should We Make? (cooperative economies and equitable, sustainable, and just futures)