Earlier last month, Professor Carl DiSalvo spoke at the New School’s Stephan Weiss Lecture entitled “(New) Public Goods: Design, Aesthetics, and Politics.” This lecture considered the import of design practices concerned with the production and distribution of public goods, including public services and utilities, public policy, government institutions, and other organizations working within the public realm or subjected to broad public scrutiny. The lecture explored the challenges these design practices pose to the relationship between institutional infrastructure and regulative norms, as well as emerging forms of commons and community.
This event brought together five leading figures from the world of design and social sciences, alongside discussants Clive Dilnot, Victoria Hattam, and Jamer Hunt. In addition to Dr. DiSalvo, the event featured Pelle Ehn, professor at Malmo University’s School of Arts and Communication, Maria Hellstrom Reimer, professor at Malmo University’s School of Arts and Communication, Joan Greenbaum, Professor Emerita at City University of New York and the New Media Lab at the CUNY Graduate Center, and Keith Murphy, assistant professor of Anthropology at University of California Irvine.
For more information about this event, visit The New School’s event page.