Community Outreach & Engagement

The Toyota Lecture Series on Design

The Toyota Lecture Series was established through a generous $1 million endowment gift to the College for Creative Studies from Toyota Motor Company. The endowment is used to bring prominent designers and scholars in all fields of design to speak at CCS.

Previous Toyota Lecturers include Hideichi Misonom, Shiro Nakamura, Alexander Gelman, April Greiman, Wahei Hirai, Kevin Hunter, Syd Mead, Daniel Pink, Karim Rashid, Chris Lefteri, Matthew Crawford, Stephen Burks, Stefan Sielaff, Kyle Cooper, Ezio Manzini and Min Wang.

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Upcoming Lectures

C├ęzanne Charles and John Marshall

Cézanne Charles and John Marshall

Wednesday, September 23, 2020
4-5:30 p.m.

Maybe you took a traditional path to design, and maybe you didn’t. Maybe you have decades of experience, or maybe you’re just getting started. Maybe you’re responsible for designing tangible things, like buildings or cars, or maybe your work is more “behind the scenes.”

Regardless of who you are or what you create, there is no question that design as a whole must adapt to respond to the shifting social, economic, and environmental realities of the future. 

Join Cézanne Charles and John Marshall of rootoftwo for a virtual edition of College for Creative Studies’ Toyota Lecture Series to discuss developing a more inclusive design process. This talk and workshop will explore the
college’s work with Design Core and rootoftwo to develop learning opportunities for designers on how to design with inclusion in mind for more successful and sustainable outcomes.

We need your help to ensure that the program and resources we develop help to serve the diverse needs of our design community. Join us for this interactive workshop to understand how different types of design practitioners can benefit from deepening their knowledge of inclusive design practices.

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