"Please join the IDSA Design for the Majority Section in a discussion with Emily Pilloton of Project H, on September 16th at 4pm (Eastern Time) / 1pm (Pacific Time). Leslie Speer, Chair of the Design for the Majority Section, will be moderating this online event: "Design For, As, and Is Education: Growing Creative Capital for Social Impact"
Emily Pilloton, founder of Project H Design, has long believed that design can change the world. But the path by which design inspires impact is messy, magical, and in most cases, uncharted. As we all struggle to find the best ways to orient our creative careers around positive impact in the world, Emily will make the case for local design initiatives, design and building in public education, relearning the way we design, and design outside of the "design bubble".
As one of two instructors of Studio H, Project H's high school design/build program in rural North Carolina, Emily has recently been inspired by the intersection of design and education, and believes the best way to design for social impact is to grow design thinking from within communities, rather than importing talent and dragging-and-dropping solutions. Up for debate during this session will be the issue of "humanitarian design as imperialism," as inspired by Emily's recent head-butting with design pundit Bruce Nussbaum, and how design education (K-12 and college level) must become more commonplace for our collective benefit."