Emily Pilloton will be speaking tonight in Hewitt Ballroom from 7:00pm – 9:00pm on the positive impact of humanitarian design in SUNY Oswego’s Community Incubator.
Emily Pilloton, feature on TedTalks, is a humanitarian design activist. As a young designer, Emily Pilloton was frustrated by the design world’s scarcity of meaningful work. Convinced of the power of design to change the world, at age 26 Pilloton founded Project H to help develop effective design solutions for people who need it most.
In February 2009, Pilloton and her Project H partner Matthew Miller began working in Bertie County, North Carolina, the poorest and most rural county in the state, to develop a design-build curriculum for high-school kids, called Studio H. In August 2010 they began teaching their first class of 13 students.
Pilloton’s TEDTalks profile: http://www.ted.com/speakers/emily_pilloton.html
Project H Design: http://www.projecthdesign.org/