eL Seed is a Tunisian artist, born in France, who creates large-scale works of art combining the vernacular of street art with Arabic calligraphy. What he calls “Calligraffiti” is his response to both his role as an Arabic artist in a Western-dominated art world as well as his role as an artist of the “streets.”
Krista Donaldson runs D-Rev: Design Revolution, which creates world class products—market and user driven—designed to meet the needs of the four billion people all over the world living on less than four dollars a day.
Chair of the Nobel Peace Prize-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Rajendra Pachauri speaks about both the geophysical effects of climate change as well as the human dimension: the social, economic and equity considerations that need to be made to prepare for the changes ahead.
Jan Chipchase, head of research for frog Design, talks about the process behind his company’s acclaimed work. Chipchase and his team spend weeks on the ground, living with participants and observing the activities and rules of their daily lives. The result is a process of drilling down to the essence of an experience before even beginning to design it.