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January 29, 2012

The road ahead: reasons to be cheerful

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Is civilisational collapse anything to be scared of? My talks in New York this next week are about design for life after the industrial growth economy. I hope to see some of you there.

THE AGE OF "OOPS!" - DESIGN IN A GIFT ECONOMY
Jobs and money are in short supply - probably for ever. Are there ways that design can add new value to sharing, bartering, lending, trading, renting, gifting, exchanging, & swapping? Monday 30 January, 6pm, Higgins Hall, Brooklyn campus of Pratt Institute

BROWN BAG at STUDIO X
Are green roofs and cool-looking wind turbines the go-faster stripes of 'green' architecture? Bring a brown bag because I'll be talking about catabolic collapse at my lunchtime chat at Studio X the New York hub of GSAPPā€™s (look it up) global network of advanced research laboratories for exploring the future of cities. Tuesday January 31, noonish-1:30pm 180 Varick St, NYC Map

HARD HATS at SVA
Allan Chochinov must be expecting aggro because we all have to wear hard hats to this "at home" session on the occasion of his new masters programme Products of Design. Thursday 02 February 7-9pm, SVA, 136 West 21 Street, NYC


Posted by John Thackara at January 29, 2012 01:49 PM