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August 16, 2010 | Eric Benson  |  Share

Designers, Drinks & Social Change this month is going to be Series II from the topic: "Are Designers Becoming Obsolete?" Designers, Drinks & Social Change this month is going to be Series II from the topic: "Are Designers Becoming Obsolete?"

WHEN: August 19th, 2010

WHERE: http://www.tokbox.com/tiltstudioinc/ddsc

TIME: 12am GST, 7pm EST, 6pm CST and 4pm PST. 

WHO: Elaine Asal (Gensler/Urban Forest Project), Bernard Caniffe (MCAD/Project M), Eric Benson (Re-nourish/University of Illinois), Eric Karjulouto (SmashLab/Design Can Change), and Rachael Baird (Tilt).

QUESTIONS:

  • What does it mean to be obsolete and is it happening? 
  • What does it mean to be a designer and what mediums does it encompass? 
  • How is the current state of the economy driving change within the design sector?
  • In pitches, how much "design" should you do to get the work? How did this differ from the past?
  • How could design or designers have effected the effort in the oil spill better?

Please bring your favorite drink of choice and your thoughts and ideas. 

You can read the highlights from the first edition here

 

 

 

    

 

 

 

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