October 23, 2016

Hot! Pratt Presents’ Diversity in Design, Celebrates Fifth Issue of DxD

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“Pratt Presents” is a curated series of free public programs developed by Pratt Institute that features big ideas, bold thinkers, and brilliant dialogue and this one is no different.

The event will host a panel discussion moderated by Fast Company’s J.J. McCorvey and feature an exclusive group of industry experts including: Fashion Designer Bibhu Mohapatra; Erica Eden, Director, Global Design Innovation, PepsiCo; Eddie Opara, Partner at Pentagram; and Lou Switzer, CEO, the Switzer Group.

The discussion will explore the ways in which a diversity of perspectives help enhance creativity and drive innovation, despite prevailing barriers. The conversation will investigate how might one’s ethnicity, gender, race, sexual orientation, or socio-economic level affect their perspective on design? Though design and technology are progressive and forward-thinking arenas, how inclusive are they really? This conversation will explore these and other pressing questions as it probes the relationship between diversity and design.


WHERE: Steelcase Showroom (4 Columbus Circle (58th Street and 8th Avenue, SW Corner)

WHEN: Monday, October 19, 2015 — 5:30 PM: Pre-Event Reception; 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM: Panel Discussion

TICKETS: Free and open to the public. Reservations are required and you can register on Pratt Presents’ Public Programs site with attendee name(s), number of tickets requested, and a contact phone number. Space is limited.

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