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; Kenneth Bailey, co-founder of the Design Studio for Social Intervention; and Mushon Zer-Aviv, co-founder of Shual.com and senior faculty at the Shenkar School of Engineering and Design 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. Mushon Zer-Aviv is an interaction designer and media activist whose love/hate relationship with data informs his work.
IIT Institute of Design (ID) builds responsible, cooperative, intelligent futures. Founded by László Moholy-Nagy as The New Bauhaus in 1937, ID is known for pioneering human-centered design and systems design. Today ID is home to the only US design school devoted completely to graduate students. But ID is more than a graduate school. ID is an international community of learners and practitioners who are addressing the biggest issues of our time by eliciting a power unique to humans: creativity. Learn more about ID at id.iit.edu.