Join the School of Design for the 2017-2018 "HOW DO YOU DESIGN THE FUTURE?" lecture series.

Terry Irwin, Professor and Head, School of Design, will present, "Transition Design: What is It and Why is It Important?" at 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 12, in Breed Hall (103 Margaret Morrison Carnegie Hall). The talk is free and open to the public.

Transition Design acknowledges that we are living in ‘transitional times,’ takes as its central premise the need for societal transition (systems-level change) to more sustainable futures, and argues that design and designers have a key role to play in these transitions. This kind of design is connected to long horizons of time and compelling visions of sustainable futures and must be based upon new knowledge and skill sets.