Conversations On The Responsibility Of Design


Facilitated by design leaders from across the Pacific Northwest, we’re going to explore the Responsibility of Design together.

About This Event

Conversations on ‘The Responsibility of Design’

What does responsible design look like to you? To your design field? To the world?

Building on Albert Shum’s comment at last month’s lecture on The Responsibility of Design: “Let’s not perpetuate the myth of the lone designer who knows everything,” we are coming together as a design community in the Pacific Northwest to begin to explore what responsible design looks like for us in our design practice and for those with whom we work.

Facilitated by design leaders from a range of disciplines, we’re going to be using the World Café method to dive deep into these ideas to understand better as a community how we can be more responsible in our design: for ourselves and for the common good. 

World Café is a structured conversational process for knowledge sharing in which groups of people discuss a topic at several tables, with individuals switching tables periodically and getting introduced to a new discussion at each new table by that table's host/moderator. 


  • 6:00pm - Doors Open

  • 6:15pm - Introduction & Welcome

  • 6:30pm - Four 20m Rotating Conversations

  • 8:00pm - Moderators Sharebacks

  • 8:30pm - Wrap Up

  • 9:00pm - Venue Closing



What is our responsibility in regards to how we...

  • influence CULTURE

  • impact the ENVIRONMENT

  • serve SOCIETY

  • contribute to the ECONOMY

What we aim to get out of the conversation...

  • How can we do more as INDIVIDUALS?

  • How can we HELP OTHERS learn and do more?

  • How can we work together AS A COMMUNITY, across disciplines, across departments, across organizations, and beyond?

This event is being hosted by Common Cause Collective in partnership with AIGA Seattle and CreativeLive.

Date + Time

Wed, May 22, 2019


228 Dexter Avenue North 
Seattle, Wa 98109



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