Climate Action

Our climate is changing and so must our design.
February 27, 2020
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Sidewalk Labs
Climate change is among the most pressing and challenging problems of our time. Yet most of us appear disinterested and strangely unmoved by the reality of the dire consequences that we ultimately face.

As changes in our climate inevitably come to visit us, we need to start paying closer attention to exactly what’s happening, beginning right on our doorstep, at the local level. That means taking a harder, closer look at what’s happening in our homes and in our communities. Climate change is real and we need to do something about it now, to start coming up with solutions to these growing challenges.

Advances in design often happen when things are good, when our economy and social environment are nurturing and healthy. Designers as a general rule don’t usually focus on ideas like sustainability and the environment in their creative process and approach. And for those of us who do, we don’t go after solutions in these areas nearly as creatively or forcefully as we should. This really must change. We need a new design paradigm. We need to start rethinking our approach because our current assumptions around economic and social systems simply no longer apply.

We are at a crossroads where important choices need to be made. As designers, we’re obliged to revisit the way we design products, create services and approach built environments, making zero emissions a priority. The alternative is the status quo and its consequences.

Join us for “Design for Climate Change” in collaboration with Pivot Design Group, and Sidewalk Labs on Nov 7th, 2019, 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm.

Let’s discuss at DesignMeets where we’ll hear from people rethinking the way we think and design for climate change.

Event Format


Tickets will be available for purchase in October. This includes access to the event, networking, and light refreshments with an open bar.