John Cary | An Island Press Author

John Cary

An architect by training, John Cary has devoted his career to expanding the practice of design for the public good. John's first book was The Power of Pro Bono and his writing on design, philanthropy, and fatherhood has appeared in The New York Times, CNN, and numerous other publications. John works as an advisor to an array of foundations and nonprofits around the world and frequently curates and hosts events for TED, The Aspen Institute, and other entities. Deeply committed to diversifying the public stage, he is a founding partner in FRESH, a next-generation speaker’s bureau that represents young women and people of color. For seven years, John served as executive director of nonprofit Public Architecture, building the largest pro bono design program in the world, pledging tens of millions of dollars in donated services annually.

Webinar: Design for Good: A Conversation between Erin Barnes and John Cary

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 12:00pm EST

Almost everything around us was designed by someone; our homes, schools, workplaces, and nearly every imaginable public space. Design is everywhere and, for better or for worse, it shapes the quality of our lives. 

Almost everything around us was designed by someone; our homes, schools, workplaces, and nearly every imaginable public space. Design is everywhere and, for better or for worse, it shapes the quality of our lives. 

In this free webinar, Erin Barnes, co-founder and CEO of ioby (in our backyards), and John Cary, author of Design for Good will explore how to design our homes, buildings, and public spaces to be accountable to diverse communities, respond to our everyday needs, and improve our quality of life. We’ll see why building civic participation and growing resident leadership must be center-pieces of designing for the collective good. You’ll hear about examples of neighborhood projects that illustrate the power of collaboration. 

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John Cary at San Francisco SPUR

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 12:30pm PDT
SPUR Urban Center
654 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94105-4015
United States

When design becomes a collaborative and empathic process, buildings and places can be greater than simply components of the built environment. However, design is often taken for granted, and many people don’t realize that something better is...

When design becomes a collaborative and empathic process, buildings and places can be greater than simply components of the built environment. However, design is often taken for granted, and many people don’t realize that something better is possible. In Design for Good, John Cary spotlights real-world solutions from around the globe that illustrate how the spaces and places we inhabit inextricably shape our lives. Join the author for a discussion about how we can achieve truly good design. Co-presented by Island Press.

Design for Good :: Twin Cities Book Launch

Friday, October 13, 2017 - 10:30am CDT
Milkweed Books
1011 S Washington Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55415
United States
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Join Milkweed Books and On Being Executive Producer Lily Percy for the Twin Cities launch of ...

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Join Milkweed Books and On Being Executive Producer Lily Percy for the Twin Cities launch of Design for Good: A New Era of Architecture for Everyone—author John Cary’s new book on the dignifying power of design.

The event will take place in the Target Performance Hall at the Open Book, the nation's largest literary arts center and home of Milkweed Books.

EVENING SCHEDULE

5:30-6pm: Welcome

6-7pm: Author interview with Lily Percy, Executive Producer of On Being

7-8pm: Book signing and reception

 

ABOUT THE HOST

Milkweed Books is a part of Milkweed Editions, an independent publisher of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Milkweed Books showcases and sells titles primarily published by independent presses, nonprofit presses, and other publishers working to bring the most exciting literary art to the marketplace. If you want to find the best new poetry, experimental or creative nonfiction, short stories, or translations, this is the bookstore for you.

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

An architect by training, author John Cary has devoted his career to expanding the practice of design for the public good. Design for Good is John's second book, and his writing on design, philanthropy, and fatherhood appears in The New York Times and on CNN.com, among many other publications. John works as an advisor to TED, The Aspen Institute, and other foundations and nonprofits around the world.