Parson’s New School of Design and the Dean’s Office present The Design and Existential Risk Lecture Series. The event will take place at the Kellen Auditorium at 66 Fifth Avenue at 13th Street in New York City, 6pm – 8pm. The lecture is open to the public, but be adviced that seating is limited. Annie Kown and Adriana Young of The New School GPIA, Crisis Networks along with Michael Chen and Jason Lee of Pratt School of Architecture, Crisis Fronts are scheduled to speak with Mathan Ratinam, who is Assistant Professors at Parsons SDS and Coordinator of the Humanitarian Design Platform.
The Design and Existential Risk Lectures are a series of conversation with leading thinkers, designers and educators who are critically questioning, through their practice and in their classrooms, the ways in which design thinking engages sustainability and human survival. The issues addressed include: energy availability, resource wars, emerging diseases, genetic engineering, nanotechnology, artificial intelligence and post-singularity systems collapse, and global catastrophic risks.
The lectures explore what design can do now and in the future to respond to these extreme existential planetary risks in near term, mid term, and long term time frames. Visit http://designexrisk.wordpress.com for more information.