The climate crisis has presented wicked problems around the world. While some designers attempt to create new “eco-products” and “green designs” to minimize impact, the real issues designers need to tackle is systematic change to create cultures of resilience and regeneration. This talk presents sustainable design from an intersectional problem solving perspective and how you can use systems thinking to create impactful solutions.
About the Speaker
Rachel Beth Egenhoefer, University of San Francisco
Rachel Beth Egenhoefer (she/her) is a design educator, sustainability researcher, systems leader, critical maker who uses design as a tool for social change. She is a Professor in Design at the University of San Francisco, where she teaches courses in sustainable design, systems thinking, design activism and community engaged learning. Egenhoefer is the editor of the Routledge Handbook of Sustainable Design (2017 & 2019) and the moderator of AIGA SF’s Compostmodern series.