Co-curated and co-hosted "TEDCity2.0," a day-long TED event on the future of cities, which took place Friday, September 20, 2013, at The TimesCenter in New York, and was viewed by Livestream at 138 TEDx events in 48 countries.
Co-curated Public Interest Design: Products, Places, & Processes, a major exhibition that opened October 4, 2012, at the Autodesk Gallery in San Francisco. Co-curated with Courtney E. Martin; infographic design by Megan Jett.
Published a first-of-its-kind graphic history of the public interest design field, online here. Designed by Megan Jett.
Co-leading the relaunch of The City 2.0, the 2012 TED Prize, repositioning it as a platform to surface the myriad stories and collective actions being taken by citizens around the world.
Conceived of and edited The Power of Pro Bono: 40 Stories about Design for the Public Good by Architects and Their Clients, a first-of-its-kind book that equally presents the voice of the client and architect. The book was designed by Paula Scher of Pentagram with a foreword by MacArthur Fellow Majora Carter of The Majora Carter Group.
Launched and maintain daily blog and website intended as a communications hub for the growing public interest design movement, profiling the people, projects, and promise of this movement in the making. To learn more, visit www.publicinterestdesign.org.
Led Next American City, a nonprofit advocacy organization and quarterly magazine focused on the future of cities, through merger and acquisition negotiations. In less than one year, published three issues of the quarterly magazine, chaired Open Cities conference on new media and urban policy, and orchestrated a live webchat with the White House Office of Urban Affairs and multiple federal agencies.
Launched in 2005 with the support of a National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), this pro bono design program counts nearly 1,000 design firms among its roster--pledging an estimated $35 million in donated services annually. If every design firm pledged just 1% of their time, it would be the equivalent of a firm of 10,000 professionals working full-time for the public good. To learn more, visit www.theonepercent.org.
Curated exhibition at the American Academy in Rome of photographs by Fausto Giaccone from the 1968 Battle of Valle Giulia, a major student protest at the Valle Giulia School of Architecture in Rome, generating extensive press and interest throughout Italy, including full-page review in the Corre della Sera newspaper.
Produced two-sided guide directed at architecture firms and nonprofits as a recruitment tool for The 1% program of Public Architecture. Designed by MendeDesign and co-edited with Jeremy Mende and John Peterson, while made possible by a grant from the Ideas that Matter program of Sappi Limited.
Part of a team that designed and constructed a temporary demonstration house made entirely of garbage, in just six weeks. It was built in front of San Francisco City Hall in conjunction with World Environment Day 2005 and became the subject of a National Geographic Channel documentary. To learn more, visit www.scraphouse.org.
Co-founded (with Casius Pealer) and directed national nonprofit and think tank focused on the future of the architecture profession through the publication of a weekly email newsletters, events, surveys, and an annual essay competition for emerging professionals. For a complete list of initiatives from 1999 to 2006, when ArchVoices was sunset, click here.