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You Need a Manifesto: How to Craft Your Convictions and Put Them to Work - Charlotte Burgess-Auburn, MA and Liz Gerber, Ph.D.
We all need agency to feel the power and joy of acting in the face of challenge and opportunity. But we also need humility and restraint to ensure that we guard against hubris and harm. We need trusted and testable navigation tools to give us confidence in our creative power and cautiousness in carrying out our work. Instead of looking for answers, what we are all seeking are tools for navigating the increasingly complex, noisy, conflicted culture that we inhabit. A personal manifesto is one of those tools.

In You Need a Manifesto: How to Craft Your Convictions and Put Them to Work, Charlotte Burgess-Auburn, MA, director of community at Stanford University’s Hasso Plattner Institute of Design (the “d.school”), first defines the challenges of information overload we all experience today. Then she shows how to craft a personal creed that will help you face daily tasks and roadblocks and create more purpose in your work.

Explanations and hands-on design-based exercises are based on vibrant quotes and excerpts from a curated collection of designers, artists, writers, scientists, and social activists. These quotes serve both as inspiration and material for the activities.

Burgess-Auburn will be in conversation with Liz Gerber, Ph.D. (FAN ’13 and ‘16), a professor at Northwestern University, co-director of Northwestern’s Center for Human Computer Interaction + Design, and faculty founder of Design for America.

This event will be recorded and available later on the FAN website and our YouTube channel.

AFTER-HOURS EVENT: Attendees who purchase a copy of You Need a Manifesto from FAN's partner bookseller The Book Stall are invited to attend an AFTER-HOURS event hosted by Burgess-Auburn and Gerber that will start immediately after the webinar. Copy and paste this link to purchase the book: https://bit.ly/BurgessAuburnBookPurchase

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Dec 12, 2022 07:00 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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Charlotte Burgess-Auburn, MA
Director of community at Stanford University’s Hasso Plattner Institute of Design @https://dschool.stanford.edu/
Charlotte Burgess-Auburn, MA is a designer, artist, and educator. With a background in production for fine arts and theater and experience at the MIT Media Laboratory, she has been the Director of Community at the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design (the “d.school”) at Stanford University since 2005, where she also teaches classes on the role of self-awareness in creativity and design. Born in Rome, Italy to American and Dutch parents who are both teachers, Burgesss-Auburn was raised in Massachusetts in a fully academic environment. She has a bachelor’s degree in Studio Art from Oberlin College, and a Master’s Degree in Art History from Tufts University. She has made a long career of being the designer, stage manager, and producer in rooms full of lead actors and directors, always cultivating the skill of translating intentions into action. You’ll mostly find her where the rubber meets the road.
Liz Gerber, Ph.D.
Professor at Northwestern University, co-director of Northwestern’s Center for Human Computer Interaction + Design @https://www.mccormick.northwestern.edu/research-faculty/directory/profiles/gerber-elizabeth.html
Liz Gerber, Ph.D. is a professor at Northwestern University, co-director of Northwestern’s Center for Human Computer Interaction + Design, and faculty founder of Design for America, a national network of interdisciplinary students who work together to solve problems they care about in their community. A globally-recognized expert in the areas of innovation, technology, and collaboration, Dr. Gerber has served as an innovation strategist, executive adviser, leadership coach, and innovation trainer for several of the world’s premier organizations, including Fortune Global 500 corporations, philanthropic and humanitarian organizations, and educational institutions. She also co-developed Design for America’s Leadership Studio, an annual national leadership summit for leaders of social innovation.
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