Instantly Obsolete

Design is Dead – Pecha Kucha

Next week I’ll be joining a group of designers with broad spectrum of backgrounds to discuss the future of design. The event is part of SFMOMA’s Open Space Thursdays.

Below is a description of the event:

Technology is evolving more quickly than ever. The planet can’t sustain our consuming ways anymore. We’re still in a deep economic recession. And 40,000 design students are graduating every year across the country. Is a new golden age of creativity upon us? Or is it the end of design as we know it? (Or both?) Many are touting design as the primary catalyst towards meaningful societal change, but will we all just be designing mobile apps in 5 years instead? And what about the rest of us who still just want to make cool posters?

On October 21, Volume Inc. founder, CCA design professor, and Open Space contributor, Eric Heiman will assemble 5 designers/design teams to address these issues in “Pecha Kucha” format—20 slides, 20 seconds each, 400 seconds total—and then moderate a discussion between them. And because this is an after hours event at SFMOMA, San Francisco’s premier Hip-Hop (M)istress of (C)eremonies, Melina Jones, will be introducing each guest’s credentials with a freestyle rap performance of her own composition (just for starters).

Shawn Allen, Stamen
Bob Aufuldish, Aufuldish & Warinner, Associate Professor of Design at CCA
Guthrie Dolin, Odopod
Mike Simonian & Maaike Evers, Mike and Maaike
Joshua To, Brute Labs

Thursday, October 21 · 7:00pm – 8:30pm
SFMOMA, Koret Visitor Education Center, 2nd floor
151 Third Street
San Francisco, CA

Facebook invite here.

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I'm Guthrie Dolin. I'm a seasoned creative director, connector of dots, marketing strategist and insatiable entrepreneur. I’m Principal and Director of Brand and Strategy at Odopod in San Francisco.

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