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ALEX GALAN | DATE 4/28/2011
Tuesday, April 26 2011: On a sparkling spring evening, Kunsthalle Galapagos in DUMBO Brooklyn and AIGA NY hosted a lively panel discussion on the topic of Design Activism, moderated by Susan Szenasy, EIC of Metropolis Magazine, and featuring Michael Beirut, partner at Pentagram, DJ Spookly, Edward Morris, founder of Canary Project, Dmitri Siegel, Executive Director of marketing at Urban Outfitters, Jeremy Osborn, cofounder of 350.org, and James Slezak, head of sustainability practice at Purpose.com. The event celebrated the publication of Green Patriot Posters, published by Metropolis Books and edited by Morris and Siegel. One topic that particularly riled the designer-heavy crowd was the importance of anger and outrage in fueling a movement. Panelists also discussed the extent to which design can really influence a generation or a subset of people, and what it means to be a connected, wired capitalist and a radical at the same time.