Faced with a world in seemingly constant disruptive flux, Compostmodern, the bi-annual conference for sustainability and design, will gather visionaries from around the globe to explore design’s role in creating a more resilient world.
Over the course of two quick-moving, inspirational days, an incredible roster of artists, visual designers, brand strategists, interaction designers, product designers, architects, futurists, sustainability consultants, intrapreneurs and entrepreneurs from across the public, private and nonprofit sectors will tackle vital questions surrounding Resilient design:
- How can we envision and design social, ecological and economic systems that strengthen society and meet our increasing challenges?
- How can we apply radical creativity and imagination to remodel and renew systems?
- How do we retain optimism in the face of disruptive change?
- How do we live as more fully embodied human beings?
- How do we move toward doing work that has more meaning?
Resilient systems embrace change, rather than resisting it — they morph, bounce back, and continue to develop. They’re flexible, redundant by design, and locally tuned, offering the potential to work in harmony with both our environment and our societies.
We're living in a period of seismic changes. Our systems and institutions, once thought to be permanent, are in turmoil. Our planet faces increasingly dire ecological issues. Designers are responding to these complex predicaments with practices and tools that can help us rebuild and re-envision how to make the world work better for everyone.
To Learn More about resilience:
- The Stockholm Resilience Center
- Resilience alliance
- Dreaming Our Future
- Center for Ecoliteracy
- The Living Principles
About AIGA San Francisco
AIGA, the professional association for design, is the oldest and largest membership association for professionals engaged in the discipline, practice and culture of designing. Founded as the American Institute of Graphic Arts in 1914 as a small, exclusive club, AIGA now represents more than 22,000 designers through national activities and local programs developed by more than 60 chapters and 240 student groups.
The San Francisco Chapter of AIGA is one of the largest and most active in the country, representing over 1,500 designers in graphics, interaction, experience, motion, and affiliated fields in the Greater Bay Area. Run by an Executive Director and a volunteer board of directors, the organization celebrates design and provides unparalleled opportunities for networking within the local design community and a variety of resources to advance professionalism and broaden knowledge. AIGA San Francisco's events stimulate discourse and enrich the collective experience of design.
Learn more about the history of Compostmodern.