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Your future job is social innovator: Predictions from Ezio Manzini

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Ezio Manzini
“The main activity of designers will be as social innovators,” said Ezio Manzini during an intimate conversation with o2NYC on May 6.

Ezio’s talk outlined an exit strategy for conscious designers, a shift from making things to designing tools for a better society.

For those of us who have signed on to the green revolution, who commit to having the conversation with clients, sourcing better materials, reducing life cycle impacts, doing the hard work of greener design, we need an exit strategy. How do we stop making things less bad and start actually solving for climate change?

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