The first week of RGD's annual DesignThinkers Conference prompted us to reconsider our ways, the systems around us and re-imagine a better future. Below are some takeaways from presentations and discussions over our first week. Check out more on social media using the hashtag #rgdDT.
"I want to be as human as possible, I don't want to hide, run, destroy or prove anything. I simply want to see and be seen through my work."
— Timothy Goodman, Designer, Illustrator, Muralist & Author
"We tend to forget how many of our current ideas and attachments to the body are deeply rooted in ancient myths across cultures. These creation myths still define the way we think about our interactions, the world, other beings and social hierarchies including racism, patriarchy, individualism."
"Designers are consumers of visual culture and history leading us to look for things in our world and make sense of them."
— Jessica Helfand, Artist, Designer & Writer, Design Observer
If you aren't registered or are and want to revisit something, recordings from Week 1 are now available through the conference platform. Registrants will have access to recordings of the sessions until the end of February 2022.