Notable Speakers for Fall Latham Series
By Kristin Gecan
August 4, 2021
On Thursday, September 2, 12pm CT, ID launches its fall 2021 Latham series, which focuses on fundamental design questions. In Why Does This Organization Exist?, innovation advisor to the European Commission Michela Magas and Harvard Business Review contributor Thomas Malnight join ID’s Charles L. Owen Professor of Design, Carlos Teixeira, to discuss purpose-driven strategy for organizations.
Purpose has become a buzzword in business. But how can an organization prioritizing sustainability and equity succeed?
In “Put Purpose at the Core of Your Strategy,” Malnight and coauthors write about the role of purpose for a business according to their study findings:
In her recent concept paper for the New European Bauhaus, for which she serves as Member of President von der Leyen’s High Level Round Table, Magas considers how Europe can use design to realize its purpose, or vision:
On October 20, we will wrap the series with What Should We Make?, a conversation about creating an ethical, responsible, and just future facilitated by ID associate professor Laura Forlano and featuring Marina Gorbis from the Institute for the Future and Kenneth Bailey from the Design Studio for Social Intervention.
The 2021 Latham series launched in spring 2021 with Why Are We Making This?, facilitated by ID associate professor Ruth Schmidt. Faculty member Chris Rudd facilitated our next discussion, For Whom Are We Making It? Recordings of those events as well as our updated events calendar are available here.