Art Center's Designmatters Program
Last week, I had the pleasure of giving a lecture at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. I have know about the College’s Designmatters program for a while now, but left the lecture even more impressed by the students’ savvy and real understanding of the pressing needs that designers have the ability to address. Through a partnership with the UN, studios in the Designmatters program have proposed solutions for international policy, global health, and sustainable development in emerging markets. As design education is evolving to accommodate new imperatives in sustainability and social impact, it is programs like Designmatters that are leading the way in the support of a new generation of designers who believe in making a difference. Read more about the program here.