We posted about the exciting release of Design Revolution: 100 Products that Empower People, a few weeks back, and now it’s time to celebrate! Join author Emily Pilloton (founder of humanitarian product design coalition Project H Design and Inhabitat Senior Editor) on Tuesday October 6th, 6:30pm, at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in New York City for a panel discussion with Cooper-Hewitt curator Cynthia Smith, Metropolis editor-in-chief Susan Szenasy, and Core77′s Allan Chochinov, followed by a reception and book signing. Register for the event via the Cooper-Hewitt site here ($10 members and students/$15 non-members).
If you haven’t heard of the just-released book yet, Design Revolution: 100 Products that Empower People is a compendium of and call-to-action for products that empower individuals, communities, and economies. The book makes the case for design as a tool for social change rather than simply aesthetics (with particular attention paid to the reorientation of the product design industry, a discipline inherently defined by the production of more “stuff”). We look forward to seeing you on the 6th! In the meantime, you can purchase Design Revolution via Amazon for $23 here.