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Dive Deep Into Design Book Group: Assembling Tomorrow
with an introductory roundtable featuring Carissa Carter, Scott Doorley, Luam Melake, and Quinlin Messenger

Tuesday, September 3, 2024 - 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Take a deep dive into design with Assembling Tomorrow! This inaugural book group gathering, presented in partnership with the Stanford d.school, will feature the book's authors and other design professionals in a roundtable before we transition into an informal discussion about the book. For 15% off, purchase Assembling Tomorrow from Porchlight Books at this link.

The Deep Dive Into Design book group at Mechanics' Institute explores how the creative capacity of design has the transformative power of shaping a more beautiful, caring, and just world. We focus on visionary works that challenge us to rethink our designed environments and how we interact with them. This book group promotes a dialogue on how human creativity could come into harmony with both natural and human-made ecologies. Whether you're a design enthusiast or simply curious about design, these roundtables and informal discussions demystify design as a creative capacity that is accessible to all.

How to Participate

Get a copy of Assembling Tomorrow and read it in advance of our book group meeting. This is a online book group that meets via Zoom -- you will receive the Zoom link in your e-mail after you register.

From 6:00-6:45 pm (PT), join us for an introductory roundtable with Scott Doorley and Carissa Carter, the co-authors of Assembling Tomorrow. They will be in conversation with the professional designers Quinlin Messenger and Luam Melake. This introductory roundtable is hosted by Nico Chen of Mechanics' Institute and will revolve around the inquiry, "How might we (re)assemble tomorrow?" Please note that the first half of this online event will be recorded and uploaded to our YouTube channel.

After bidding a thank you and goodbye to our roundtable guests, the latter part of our book group session (from 6:45 to 7:30 pm PT) will begin with a sharing of our favorite "golden lines" from Assembling Tomorrow. While this is optional, we'd love to hear from you! We will then transition into an informal discussion that integrates readers' questions and an inquiry around how this book might help us harness design as a creative capacity in reshaping our world.


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Nico Chen - 415-393-0103
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