The Responsibility of Design

A Talk Series of NYC design luminaries led by Laura Kohler, Kohler Co. and Debbie Millman

On May 13 during the Festival, NYCxDESIGN teamed up with the Kohler Experience Center by Best Plumbing Supply to host the first-ever live recording of NYCxDESIGN’s The Mic podcast with special talk series “The Responsibility of Design”. 

Now, we are excited to share these fascinating conversations with you. Tune in to hear three new episodes of The Mic, each hosted by Debbie Millman, that present striking discussions about design for environment, wellbeing, and community.

Introduction by Laura Kohler, SVP – HR, Stewardship & Sustainability, Kohler Co.

Episode 1: Design for Environment

Hosted by Debbie Millman, featuring Claire Weisz, Founding Principal, WXY, Jonathan Cropper, Managing Partner and Founder, Futurlogic, and Laura Kohler, SVP – HR, Stewardship & Sustainability, Kohler Co.

How we can design in public spaces, homes, and community gathering spaces to ensure the health of the earth and people. How can we reimagine and reinvigorate conversations around sustainability to lead radical and swift change.

Episode 2: Design for Wellbeing

Hosted by Debbie Millman with guests Laura Kohler, SVP – HR, Stewardship & Sustainability at Kohler Co., and Suchi Reddy, Founder of Reddymade Architecture & Design, this discussion centers on design led by style and design led by feeling, and how thoughtfully designed spaces impact mental health.

Episode 3: Design for Community

Hosted by Debbie Millman with Michael Chen, Principal of Michael K. Chen Architecture and Co-Founder of Design Advocates, and Walei Sabry, Digital Accessibility of NYC Department of Information Technology and Telecommunication, this conversation focuses on issues around inclusive design and innovative design strategies that can reshape the way we navigate our city.

Thank you to The Kohler Experience Center by Best Plumbing Supply for making “The Responsibility of Design” series possible

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