Sim Van der Ryn with Jason McLennan ‘Design for an Empathic World’

Friday, October 11, 2013 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm PDT
Town Hall Seattle
Despite an uncertain economy, the U.S. market for green building is projected to double in size by 2015—but green-building pioneer Sim Van der Ryn says  “greening” our buildings is not enough.  Van der Ryn, president of The Ecological Design Collaborative and author of Design for an Empathic World, advocates for “empathic design,” in which a designer not only works in concert with nature but with an understanding of and empathy for the user and for oneself. In conversation with Jason McLennan (left), CEO of the International Living Future Institute, he explains how all three of those connections are necessary to design for a future that is more humane, equitable, and resilient.
Presented by: Town Hall as part of the Civic series, with Elliott Bay Book Company. Series supported by The Boeing Company, the RealNetworks Foundation, and the True-Brown Foundation. Series media sponsorship provided by The Stranger and KUOW.
Tickets: $5.
Doors open: 5:30 pm.
Town Hall member benefits: Priority seating, discounted onsite book sales.