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College of Design Presents

LECTURE & BOOK SIGNING: John Cary - Design for Good

10/13/17, 5:00 PM

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LECTURE & BOOK SIGNING | John Cary: Design for Good
Friday, October 13, 2017
5:00 PM (subject to change), book sales and signing during and after event
100 Rapson Hall

Design functions in our lives like the background soundtrack that we’re not even fully aware is playing. It sends us subconscious messages about how to feel and what to expect. Almost nothing influences the quality of our lives more than the design of our homes, our schools, our workplaces, and our public spaces. Yet, design is often taken for granted and people don’t realize that they deserve better, or that better is even possible. In Design for Good, due out this fall, John Cary offers character-driven, real-world stories about projects across the globe that offer more— buildings that are designed and created with and for the people who will use them. This isn’t just another book for and about designers. It’s a book about the lives we lead, inextricably shaped by the spaces and places we inhabit.
 
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
An architect by training, John Cary has devoted his career to expanding the practice of design for the public good. His first book was The Power of Pro Bono and his writing on design, diversity, fatherhood, and philanthropy has appeared in The New York Times, CNN.com, dwell, Fast Company, and numerous other publications.
Event Location
  • 100 Rapson Hall
  • 89 Church Street SE
  • Minneapolis MN
  • USA