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(Virtual) Global Practice Network: Let's Talk! Design Meets Diseases Across Geographies

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  • COST

    Free and open to the public.

  • TYPE

    Knowledge Community



COVID-19 is not the first nor the last pandemic we face. Besides the ongoing responsive actions, how do we frame our thinking when design meets diseases?

A starting point could be looking at the current pandemic from different perspectives of time, scale and geography. With the hope of building a more holistic picture in our minds that will guide us through the crises now and in the future, we would like to bring our talented fellow designers together and talk!

Program List

  1. Talk - Could design be the missing link to deal with epidemics?
    By Elvis Garcia, DrPH, MEng, March. Lecturer at GSD
  2. Voice Exchange - Design Solutions and Challenges
    A panel of designers with different cultural backgrounds will share their thoughts and observations, as well as initiatives in which they are involved.
    Panelists: Elvis Garcia, Andrea Panizzo, Marysol Rivas Brito, Naureen Mazumdar, Nawal Benneouala, Mac Sarbah, Ponnapa Prakkamakul, Sae Kim, Tina Binazir, Takafumi Inoue
  3. Wrap-up Discussion
  4. Intro to Next Event

Andrea Panizzo, ARB, RIBA, Co-Founder of EVA Studio

Momoyo Kaijima, Atelier BowWow

(tentatively in May 2020)

Event Moderators (Global Practice Network co-chairs):

Junko Yamamoto, AIA, LEED AP, Payette

Yuan Zhang, PLA, LEED AP, Payette