Designer, entrepreneur and imaginative advocate for a better world, John Bielenberg will talk about his innovative investigations into the practice of rapid ingenuity and the red-hot design for good movement.
Mr. Bielenberg has won more than 250 design awards in his career, including the 2013 AIGA Gold Medal for leadership in the “design for good” movement. In 2009, John was awarded the Washington University Skandalaris Award for Design Entrepreneurship and went on to receive an honorary doctorate degree from Maryland Institute College of Art. And, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, which acquired six of his design projects, staged a solo exhibition of his work in 2000. John teaches at the School of Visual Arts in New York and California College of the Arts in San Francisco.
In 2003, John created Project M, an immersive program designed to inspire and educate young designers, writers, photographers, and filmmakers by proving that their work—especially their wrongest thinking—can have significant impact on communities. Project M has developed projects in Alabama, Baltimore, Connecticut, Costa Rica, Detroit, Germany, Ghana, Iceland, Kansas, Maine, Minneapolis, New Orleans and Oklahoma. John collaborated with Alex and Ana Bogusky, and Rob Schuham in 2010 to form COMMON, and, most recently, John has partnered with long-time collaborator Greg Galle to launch a new firm called FUTURE that helps organizations unlock ingenuity to solve their greatest challenges.
This event will be held at the Hill Auditorium at the Woodruff Arts Center. MODA will be open for visits both before and after the lecture.
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$10 for MODA members
$15 for non-Members
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