Design Talks Theater/ DDG
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DDG/ Design Talks Theater

DDG with the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at ASU proudly present the Talks Theater, a collaborative platform for the presentation of leading design thinkers and doers.

Design Miami/ has presented this coveted space to DDG and ASU, to be designed and built to showcase the 2016 Design Miami/ Design Talks Series.

DDG and ASU are proud to present this year’s Talks Theater, which will host the very first series of Building Legacy talks, a new platform being launched at Design Miami/ with the United Nations. The talks are devoted to addressing the momentous and unprecedented achievement of the Paris Agreement and discussion on how to quickly implement the goals of the UN's 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Through a series of talks, Building Legacy will explore how to close the gap between sustainable design and responsible production.

Both DDG, a leader in architecturally inspired real estate development and ASU, Ranked for the second year in a row by US News and Report as the most innovative university in the nation, share a commitment to sustainability through design thinking and doing. Our theater-in-the-round design has been conceived in the form of a "conversation pit" or ancient amphitheater to reinforce the idea that we are all in this conversation together. Whether we are listening to accomplished industry leaders or emerging student talent, we all have a voice and a responsibility toward the future, as well as a seat at the table.

We would like to thank Victor Abellan for introducing us to Design Miami/ and the UN and with Jakob Jakob for encouraging this creative partnership. We would also like to thank our many friends for their support in helping to make this design a reality, creating this unique space for the talks platform, including but not limited to, BDDW, Lindsey Adelman, Andie Dinkin, Arrigoni, and Plant the Future.