Emily Pilloton

Project H Design

Grant Awarded: $20,000

A Project H initiative, the Design Revolution Road Show is a traveling exhibition and lecture series bringing “product design that empowers” to 25 high school and university design programs across the nation in the Spring of 2010. Project H Design connects the power of design to the people who need it most, and the places where it can make a real and lasting difference.

Amidst the weight of climate change, global poverty, waning resources, population growth, and hunger, there lies an opportunity for all designers to reorient their priorities towards more socially driven practices with a profound impact on the lives of our fellow global citizens. Particularly for the next generation of designers, the responsibility is great, and there is much to be learned.

The Design Revolution Road Show will be a traveling pop-up exhibition, lecture and workshop series, and design educator training program, bringing design for social impact to schools across the nation in the Spring of 2010. In an accessible grassroots medium, we will bring examples of life-improving and humanitarian product design, and strategies for more engaged design education, to the doorsteps of campuses nationwide, in an effort to inspire tens of thousands of young designers to go out and change the world.