March 20, 2017
As our educational, political, economic and health systems have grown increasingly dysfunctional and misaligned with our current and future needs, we’ve continued to patch them with short-term solutions rather than rebuilding them from the ground up. But what if we could take a step back from this reactionary approach and start anew? Scholar/architect Thomas Fisher believes that by applying the methods of design thinking to these realms not traditionally associated with design we could create a more holistic, efficient and stable society. He believes, in short, that the methods of design thinking could dramatically reshape our world.
Fisher will share this vision at the University of New England Center for Global Humanities in a lecture titled “Designing Our Way to a Better World.” Occurring Monday, March 27 at 6 p.m. at the WCHP Lecture Hall in Parker Pavilion on UNE’s Portland Campus, the lecture will also be live-streamed to students at UNE’s Tangier Campus and viewers around the globe at http://www.une.edu/cgh/video/live.
A professor in the School of Architecture at the University of Minnesota and director of the university’s Metropolitan Design Center, Fisher was recognized in 2005 as the fifth-most published writer about architecture in the United States. He has written nine books including the 2016-title Designing Our Way to a Better World, as well as more than 50 book chapters, and more than 400 journal articles. Named a top-25 design educator four times by Design Intelligence, he has lectured at nearly 40 universities and more than 150 professional and public meetings.
This is the eleventh lecture of the academic year at the Center for Global Humanities, which will conclude its series with a talk in April that traces the roots of atheism back to ancient Greece.
To learn more, visit: http://www.une.edu/calendar/2017/designing-our-way-a-better-world.
To apply, visit www.une.edu/admissions