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Manifestoes, Ethics and Design Practice
June 18, 2019
6:30–8 pm

Adults $8; Seniors/Students $5; Free for BGC Members
38 West 86th Street, Lecture Hall

This is a conversation featuring Allan Chochinov, Jennifer Rittner, Celine Semaan, and Marc Dones.

Allan Chochinov is the Founding Chair of the MFA in Products of Design graduate program at the School of Visual Arts in New York City, and a partner of Core77, the design network serving a global community of designers and design enthusiasts since 1995. Allan lectures widely at professional conferences, and has been a speaker and guest critic at schools including MIT, Yale School of Management, Columbia School of Business, RMIT, IIT, and Carnegie Mellon.

Marc Dones is the Executive Director of National Innovation Service. Dones has worked in program and policy development for their entire career. Currently their work focuses on the development and integration of equity oriented policies and program procedures across a number of projects.

Jennifer Rittner founded the communications strategy firm Content Matters in 2009 to help creative businesses thrive by defining their voice and learning how to communicate effectively with diverse audiences – clients, collaborators, advocates and the general public. Prior to consulting, Jennifer worked for international design consultancy Pentagram, as well as Columbia University’s Center for New Media Teaching and Learning and the AIGA.

Celine Semaan is a Designer, Advocate, Writer and Founder of Slow Factory and The Library Study Hall. She is an MIT Media Lab Director’s Fellow and is on the Board of Directors of AIGA NY. She writes for New York Mag: The CutElleRefinery29Huffington Post, among others.

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