Manifestoes, Ethics and Design Practice
is a conversation featuring Allan Chochinov, founding Chair of the MFA in Products of Design graduate program at the School of Visual Arts in New York City; Jennifer Rittner, founder of the communications strategy firm Content Matters and others. More details to be announced.
Allan Chochinov is the Founding Chair of the MFA in Products of Design graduate program at the School of Visual Arts in New York City, and a partner of Core77, the design network serving a global community of designers and design enthusiasts since 1995. Allan lectures widely at professional conferences, and has been a speaker and guest critic at schools including MIT, Yale School of Management, Columbia School of Business, RMIT, IIT, and Carnegie Mellon. He has moderated and led workshops and symposia at the Aspen Design Conference and the Rockefeller Center at Bellagio, and is a frequent guest critic and competition juror. He has been named on numerous design and utility patents and has received awards from The Art Directors Club, The One Club, I.D. Magazine, and Communication Arts.

Jennifer Rittner founded the communications strategy firm Content Matters in 2009 to help creative businesses thrive by defining their voice and learning how to communicate effectively with diverse audiences – clients, collaborators, advocates and the general public. Prior to consulting, Jennifer worked for international design consultancy Pentagram, as well as Columbia University’s Center for New Media Teaching and Learning and the AIGA. Jennifer has taught design management at Parsons the New School for Design and FIT. She also teaches various topics in art and history at the Montclair Art Museum, Montclair Historical Society and Van Vleck House & Gardens. She is working on a series of articles that address the intersections between design and social justice.
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