Presented by Graduate Studies at Moore
Moderated by Jeremy Avellino, a certified Passive House Designer who works at Bright Common in Philadelphia, this round table discussion is about a current topic and focus in the design world that aims to address such issues as poverty, clean water management, health, transportation and equality for building a better world and, locally, a better city. This is a focus that is growing in the field of design today. How is social innovation playing out in design today?
Industrial / Interiors / Design Research
Isaac Salm, Managing Director, MIO
Maryam Pugh. Philadelphia Printworks
According to Francine Martini, Interior Design assistant professor, 'Moore is strongly focused on community and social innovation in design is about building better communities and enhancing peoples’ lives through interdisciplinary design efforts. We are taking a look at DesignPhiladelphia’s theme of ‘Home’ in the broad sense of the word – Philadelphia’s community. It’s a natural fit for Moore to look at ‘Home’ through this lens.”
Following her discussions with moderator Jeremy Avellino, Martini went on to say: “The old way of compartmentalized design is changing rapidly. Those working in the fields of art and design are the ones who will be leading the next big change. Creatives will help define the issues and develop the solutions. This is not only possible, it’s necessary.”
Jeremy Avellino is a certified Passive House Designer and founder of Bright Common in Philadelphia, which he started to continue an exploratory collaboration of beauty, truth and play in the built environment. His deep green sensibility and experience in both traditional architecture and design-build firms helped him work in residential, commercial, non-profit and institutional sectors. As a Registered Architect and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Accredited Professional, his main work is fostering a trusting, mutually beneficial relationship between partners (clients), builders (makers) and the Earth we inhabit. Avellino holds a BArch from Philadelphia University.