Metropolis Magazine’s Point of View blog includes a thoughtful examination by Bryan Bell (LF 2011) of the concept of public interest design and lessons from other social movements at this point in their development. Bell argues for the adoption of professional standards and goals for the field, like the mission and principles emerging from the Social Economic Environmental Design Network.
Read “Public Interest Design Takes Shape,” by Bryan Bell.
Certainly the work of new Loeb Deanna VanBuren is an exemplar for the developing field. There’s an introduction to her work in our recent post “Urban Transformations: breaking down barriers.”
And for aspiring public interest designers, the 2013 SEED Awards Competition for Excellence in Public Interest Design is open until October 1, 2012.