Aug 31, 2020
The New Normal – Speaker Series
Virtual - 2 pm et / 1 pm ct
About this event:
In his conversation with Gjoko Muratovski (Director of the Ullman School of Design), Bruce Mau will talk about why we need to change everything we do today.
This event is part of the “The New Normal” speaker series, which aims to address the current issues that designers are facing today. This means that in many ways, we have come to grip with things and accepted the fact that our world has changed so dramatically that it will never be the same again. The way we live, work, study, interact with other people, travel, and shop, has altered our lives so radically in such an incredibly short period of time, yet the consequences of this massive change will continue to trickle down for years to come.
The issues that we are dealing with right now are far too important for us to simply wait for them to unfold on their own. As human-centric designers, we need to act – fast. We need to be bold, seek answers, and provide solutions for a better future. But first, we need to imagine a world in which we would actually like to live and work.
“The New Normal” speaker series aims to address the current issues that designers are facing today. Challenges such as COVID-19, social change, racial injustice, climate change, and the rise of citizen activism are changing the field of design and are rapidly shaping the profession in ways that we are yet to understand. What does all of this mean for the future of the profession, the future of the field of design, and the future of design education – and what can designers do to help? These are the topics of the conversations that will take place during this speaker series.
Presented by the Ullman School of Design and hosted by School Director Gjoko Muratovski, “The New Normal” will feature world-famous authorities in the field of design, such as Carole Bilson, Karim Rashid, Bruce Mau, Steven Heller, and Don Norman. We are honored and delighted to have them on board.
Click here to download the New Normal ıBooklet