Infographic via an online sociology textbook > “The Real World“.
Welcome to part 2 of this post series featuring arts & culture events from my Emerging Arts Professionals fellowship program. Rounding out the final two “Spring Series” public events: an EAP Social Mixer and “Re-imagining the Box”
But before we dive in, please make sure to save the date: June 3rd for our Annual Conference, “Emergence”. I’ll add links and more info soon, promise! And as always, get the latest and greatest from emergingsf.org and on Twitter @emergingarts.
Emerging Arts Professionals SF Bay Area – Spring Mixer
Thursday, May 9, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Pro Arts – 150 Frank H Ogawa Plaza Oakland, CA 94612
FREE! RSVP via Eventbrite
You asked and we answered! We know you love our heady panel discussions and all but, perhaps even more, you love to let your hair down with us.
Come network, mingle, and explore one of Oakland’s leading galleries! Meet fellow Bay Area artists and arts sector workers over drinks and snacks at Pro Arts, and learn more about Emerging Arts Professionals (EAP). See over 400 pieces in Pro Arts’ East Bay Open Studios Preview Exhibition and enter our business card raffle for some special art prizes. Bring your cards and a desire to meet like-minded folks!
Mixer is FREE but please REGISTER HERE
Join us on May 13 at SOMArts. Register today!
When other sectors are experiencing growth at exponential rates, how can we as arts leaders re-prioritize and re-imagine the R&D process to create impactful and innovative works in our communities? Does R&D necessary lead to innovation–and what does innovation in the arts field even look like at this point?
Re-imagining the Box
R&D, Innovation, and Future Thinkers in the Arts
Monday, May 13, 6 – 8 p.m.
SOMArts Cutural Center
We’re conducting a little R&D about R&D, with plans to create a real resource for those in the field who are interested in the now, new, and next. Who are the future thinkers in the field? How can we make forward thinking in the arts a higher priority in cycles of support?
We’ve invited some future thinkers of our own to get the conversation started, but we need you to bring you own ideas (#BYOID) to make it count!
Mat Dryhurst, Artup and GAFTA; Jess Curtis, Director/Choreographer/Performer; Jayna Swartzman, Bay Area, Center for Cultural Innovation; Julie Potter, YBCA
Our ultimate goal with this forum is to create a resource informed from your ideas. It will offer a space to share and learn about ways our peers continue to push the field into new directions–but to get things started, we need you!”
Happy new year all! I hope 2013 brings you a fresh perspective on the days ahead with renewed vigor and creativity.
Designer Megan Jett highlighted 100 of the most talented, social progressives working in various sectors at “the intersection of design and service.” The list includes nonprofits, educators, funders, organizers, policymakers, and artists. I’ve personally used the list to curate a new list of folks to follow on Twitter to keep my “new ideas” streams topped-off throughout the year.
Explore their process story and see the full, high-quality image versions at http://www.publicinterestdesign.org/people.
Update: May 2013 – Check out their freshly released “Global Public Interest Design 100” version.
P.S. If you loved this infographic, then make sure to also check out their Public Interest Design: Products, Places, & Processes page showcasing the exhibition at the Autodesk Gallery in San Francisco. (The exhibition opened for display from October 4, 2012 and will be up/traveling for up to 5 more years).
In envisioning what kind of role I’d want to play in building new paradigms for the future “creative economy”, I came across this fascinating documentary about design thinking called “Design the New Business”.
There exists an entire body of scholarship, business management approaches, and cross-sector applications of what’s called “design thinking”, but what this particular student-created video does well is provide an overview with case stories that focus on practitioners who believe it is now, more than ever, a core competency of business. Some in the film advocate that all kinds of enterprises can benefit from embracing this new mindset and the idea of breaking the old business molds that clearly no longer work for people and society.
If you’re at all intrigued by design thinking (or even have a healthy, discerning skepticism about what its most passionate business proponents think its future holds), this film is still worth watching for some of its broadly insightful moments.
Excerpt from the film’s description on Vimeo: http://vimeo.com/31678404#
Design and business can no longer be thought of as distinct activities with individual goals. Design the New Business is a film dedicated to investigating how designers and businesspeople are working together in new ways to solve the wicked problems facing business today.
The short documentary examines how they are joining forces by bringing together an international collection of design service providers, education experts and businesses that have incorporated design as a part of their core approach. Design the New Business features inspiring case studies and insightful discussions, helping to illustrate the state of the relationship and how it needs to continue evolving to meet tomorrow’s challenges. This film is a Zilver Innovation initiative, and was created by 6 students from the Master in Strategic Product Design at the TU Delft in The Netherlands.
more > designthenewbusiness.com
A couple of counterpoint articles related to Design Thinking that I also enjoyed reading:
- Design Thinking’s Timely Death by William Storage
- Design Thinking Is A Failed Experiment. So What’s Next? by Bruce Nussbaum