APDL Lecture

I’m talking at Designing For Happiness for the Asia Pacific Design Library.   This one is especially exciting and is “forward thinking design professionals whose work inspires social change and transforms conventional thinking.”


ABSTRACT: The best design solutions don’t belong to the designer, but rather the community it inspires and enables. Building community participation into design solutions involves designing systems not just objects.   Yen Trinh explores a number of local and international projects that enable communities to contribute and transform their own urban public places.  This includes her work with street furniture for Sustainable South Bronx and the Pratt Institute Design Incubator, graphic design on ‘Priority Seating for Conversation” at Brisbane’s Royal Brisbane Hospital Busway, and coordination of Brisbane Park(ing) Day.


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