At The Top...

Lauren and I have been thinking a lot about community since arriving in Los Angeles (moving halfway across the world to a new city will do that to you...) Connection matters and, in a week when smoky air triggered climate change discussions from New Delhi to California, it feels more important than ever to address our common concerns by bringing people together in positive ways.

In this newsletter, we're announcing our new online community forum and recapping our first L.A. event. Whether through our digital platform or in real-life spaces, we want to help you connect to people and resources for thoughtful, ethical design. Speaking of which: We've just published our report from Amman Design Week and, as always, we've spotlighted key stories, news items, and events from around the web... enjoy!



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Events — North America

Notable Happenings...

  • NYC: At Cooper Hewitt, the Nature by Design exhibit gets a refresh with COCHINEAL, running from November 16th–January 3, 2020. This installation explores the enduring legacy of this natural dye and its innovative use among contemporary designers.
  • Washington D.C.: Two events by George Washington University! Fast Fashion/Slow Art scrutinizes today’s garment industry, exploring issues of waste and consumerism through eleven films and video installations (runs through December 15, 2019). Woven Interiors: Furnishing Early Medieval Egypt reveals how textiles infused warmth and beauty into Egypt’s interior spaces (runs through January 5, 2020).
  • Dallas: Dallas Museum of Art presents Sheila Hicks: Secret Structures, Looming Presence, running through January 12, 2020.
  • L.A.: Craft Contemporary presents Finding the Center: Works by Echiko Ohira, showcasing the artist's use of repurposed paper, nails, thread, and other found materials to create sculptural forms and collages (through January 5, 2020).

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Traditional Arts

Business + Entrepreneurship

Sustainability + Labor

Wrapping Up / Looking Ahead

That's a Wrap!

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