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Feb232017

Join Gensler at SXSW 2017

Gensler is once again headed to SXSW (March 12-15, 2017) and we’d love to connect with you on the ground in Austin! Here is where you will find our panels and speakers at SXSW Interactive this year. Our panels follow, and please connect with our attendees via SXSW Social.

Monday, March 13: The Building Diet: Social-Onus in the 21st Century

Tuesday, March 14: Lo-Fi Museum Moments in a Digital World

The Building Diet: Social-Onus in the 21st Century

When you're purchasing food at the grocery store you check the nutrition label, right? The same should be done with our building materials. There are a slew of products that perform well and are inexpensive, but contain toxic chemicals that can be harmful to your health and the environment. Join a discussion on how new social responsibility and sustainability measures are reforming the design industry by commanding rigorous standards and transparency about materials from which our man-made environments are made. This panel tackles pervasive issues in the furniture and corporate world head on, while exploring how organizations can reduce waste and make our world a better place.

Amanda Carroll, Gensler’s Technology practice area leader; Josh Wise, Etsy; Gary Wilken, EvensonBest; and Diana Budds, Fast Company, will explore how organizations and individuals can live, work and play in healthy, sustainable and beautiful spaces.

Follow the #SXSW conversation on Twitter using #BldgDiet.

Lo-Fi Museum Moments in a Digital World

Museums are increasingly embracing digital technology to create more immersive and interactive experiences for their visitors. But at what cost? As designers, do we need to step back and look at these interactive “experiences,” and ensure that we are incorporating “slow” moments for reflection and contemplation? Join us as we address the impact digital technology is having on museum goers and how lo-fi exhibit spaces co-exist in a digital world. As museum planners and designers, how do we strike a balance between educating and entertaining, reflecting and engaging?

Bevin Savage-Yamazaki, Gensler’s Arts and Culture practice area leader; Sara Devine, Brooklyn Museum; and Zoe Ryan, Art Institute of Chicago, will explore how to balance digital technology in the museum experience. Join us as we address the impact digital technology is having on museum goers and how lo-fi exhibit spaces co-exist in a digital world.

Follow the #SXSW conversation on Twitter using #futureofmuseums.

Learn more about our arts and culture research.

See you in Austin!