Social Design Insights is a podcast sponsored by the Curry Stone Design Prize. Hosted by myself and Emiliano Gandolfi, we try and tackle the toughest questions facing the social design movement. Over the last twenty years, the social design movement has evolved from a fringe practice to the heart of the design community. What's next? Can we continue to make the world more just, more habitable, and more beautiful?
To help us unravel all this stuff, each week we invite the world's leading social design minds and ask them about their successes, their failures, and how they see the future unfolding.
On this page you'll find some of my favorite episodes. For the full spectrum of the conversations we've been having, please visit Social Design Insights. There'll be new episodes every Thursday. For more about the background of the hosts and the show, listen to our special episode here.
Our inaugural episode! Emiliano and I had a chance to interview Teddy Cruz and Fonna Forman about borders and cultural exchange. Emiliano and I actually scheduled this episode before the Trump election . . . and the interview took on a special importance with the escalation of anti-immigrant rhetoric.
On this episode, we talk with Santiago Cirugeda - the original rebel architect. Santiago started his practice while still a student, disenchanted with the vapidity of architectural practice. He creatively sneaks around loopholes in the building codes to implement projects for people & communities that have been ignored by urban development.