Complimentary Tickets to Members of Creative Caribbean Network
THE DESIGN MUSEUM AND PUMA ANNOUNCE THE SECOND ANNUAL PUMA.SAFE SUSTAINABLE DESIGN LECTURE WITH ALEJANDRO ARAVENA
As a membership benefit of Creative Caribbean Network, we are offering members 5 complimentary tickets and a seat reserved in your name to the second Annual PUMA.Safe Sustainable Design Lecture at the Design Museum, London on Tuesday the 18th of October at 7:30 pm. If you would like a complimentary ticket, please indicate this in the comment box below. As tickets are limited each Creative Caribbean Network member is only eligible to one ticket each. Please let us know by latest Monday lunchtime, the 17th of October if you would like a ticket. We will contact all members directly by Monday evening the 17th of October who we can allocate a ticket to. For more information please see below.
London, United Kingdom (14 October 2011) – Today the Design Museum and PUMA, through its PUMA.Safe programme, announced the second Annual PUMA.Safe Sustainable Design Lecture at the Design Museum London. On 18 October 2011 world-renowned Chilean Architect Alejandro Aravena will give the address.
Director of Elemental S.A., and based in Chile, the architect and designer, Alejandro Aravena will discuss his approach to sustainability informed design, demonstrated in work such as the Monterrey Housing Project in Mexico, which gained Elemental S.A. a Design Museum Designs of the Year nomination in 2010 for its innovative solution to low-cost, self build social housing.
“Alejandro Aravena has demonstrated brilliantly that a sophisticated approach to the way that we design and build can make a real difference to the seemingly intractable problems facing life in the exploding cities of Latin America,” said Deyan Sudjic, Design Museum Director. “Working with PUMA, the Design Museum is exploring the many definitions of sustainability, which range from making the best possible use of limited resources, to the way that we live in cities.”
This Annual PUMA.Safe Sustainable Design Lecture creates ongoing platforms for dialogue and engagement with cutting edge influencers to examine the subject of environmental impact and solutions for a more sustainable future.
It features seminal thinkers from the worlds of design, technology and science who are dedicated to exploring the interplay between society and the environment to contribute to a more sustainable future. The inaugural lecture was given in 2010 by Swiss designer Yves Behar.
“The Annual PUMA.Safe Sustainable Design Lecture, and our long-term partnership with the Design Museum are key elements to fulfilling a commitment to sustainability awareness and education through design," said Mark Coetzee, PUMAVision Programme Director; PUMA.Creative Chief Curator. “The lectures are part of PUMAVision’s contribution towards realizing a more peaceful, creative and sustainable world for generations to come by convening like-minded parties to explore some of the most critical issues facing society today.”
Ashley Woodfield, Design Museum, +44 (0)207 950 8787, email@example.com
Danielle Marcus, PUMAVision, +1 617 488 0009, firstname.lastname@example.org
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Annual PUMA.Safe Sustainable Design Lecture: Alejandro Aravena
Tuesday 18 October, 7.30pm
£15 / £7.50 members
T +44 (0)207 940 8783
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At PUMA, we believe that our position as the creative leader in Sportlifestyle gives us the opportunity and the responsibility to contribute to a better world for the generations to come. A better world in our vision—PUMAVision— would be safer, more peaceful, and more creative than the world we know today. The 4Keys is the tool we have developed to help us stay true to PUMAVision, and we use it by constantly asking ourselves if we are being Fair, Honest, Positive, and Creative in everything we do. We believe that by staying true to our values, inspiring the passion and talent of our people, working in sustainable, innovative ways, and doing our best to be Fair, Honest, Positive, and Creative, we will keep on making the products our customers love, and at the same time bring that vision of a better world a little closer every day. PUMAVision looks ahead to a world that is safer, more peaceful and more creative for the generations to come. Through the programs of PUMA.Safe (focusing on environmental and social issues), PUMA.Peace (supporting global peace) and PUMA.Creative (supporting artists and creative organizations), we are providing real and practical expressions of this vision. For more information, please visit http://vision.puma.com
The Design Museum is one of the world’s leading museums devoted to contemporary design in every form from furniture to graphics, and architecture to industrial design.
The Design Museum has created a substantial new audience for the subject, with a programme of popular exhibitions on design disciplines ranging from car design to fashion, and architecture to graphics. It attracts more than 200,000 people a year through its doors, has a vibrant schools programme, a strong critical reputation and a commitment to academic excellence, demonstrated by its master’s degree in curating design run in conjunction with Kingston University. For more information, please visit http://www.designmuseum.org