"Designers have a hand in creating virtually every product, artifact, and message we encounter in the world around us," write the creators of the Compostmodern design conference, "yet collectively we are only beginning to see ourselves as agents of change."
Compostmodern is a one-day conference pivoting around the role of graphic and industrial design in creating sustainable societies. Hosted by the American Institute of Graphic Arts and the Industrial Designers Society of America, the event will take place in San Francisco on Saturday, January 21st. The conference brings together a diverse selection of speakers representing business and media, including Adbusters founder, Kalle Lasn, and the editors of Dwell and ReadyMade. Representing industry are Johnson & Johnson, American Apparel, and Cenveo, to name a few. Compostmodern will be held at the Academy of Art University Morgan Auditorium (map). Before January 7th, registration is $40 for AIGA and ISDA members, $50 for students, and $60 for non-members. After the 7th, all prices go up $10. Be there or be rectilinear. :: Compostmodern