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.

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. 

Design for Good :: Chicago Book Launch

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 5:30pm CDT
Archeworks
625 N. Kingsbury Street
Chicago, IL 60654
United States
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Join Archeworks and Humanscale + Bernhardt for the Chicago launch of Design for Good: A New...

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Join Archeworks and Humanscale + Bernhardt for the Chicago launch of Design for Good: A New Era of Architecture for Everyone—author John Cary’s new book, focused on the dignifying power of design.

EVENING SCHEDULE

5:30-6:30pm: Welcome and refreshments

6:30-7pm: Author remarks

7-8:30pm: Book signing and networking

 

ABOUT THE HOSTS

Humanscale believes that the best designs are based on purpose and function. Simplicity and ease of use are at the heart of functionality; a product's form should flow from its function, resulting in products that will feel and look as current and relevant in 20 years as they do today. Humanscale believes everything the company creates—from its factories to its products—must be self-sustaining and make a positive contribution. 

Bernhardt Design was founded in 1980 by the 128-year-old Bernhardt Furniture Company and continues to be a leader and innovator in furniture design and production. During the past 15 years, President Jerry Helling has assembled an extraordinary creative team that has positioned Bernhardt Design as one of the premier international design companies with a focus on supporting future generations of designers. 

Archeworks is a Chicago-based design lab, educator, and media outlet dedicated to using design as an agent of change in the public interest.