Shed / Living Principles


{ a Living Principles event presented by Mohawk }

Shed :

Culture, happiness, consumerism, design and the future of our planet

With The Living Principles, AIGA chapters across the country are inspiring local communities to create positive cultural change through purposeful action. In Connecticut, we have all the elements necessary to become a part of The Living Principles community: creative thinking, generosity, smarts and hands-dirty constitutions.

We invite you to join an open discussion about culture, happiness, consumerism, design and the future of our planet. We want to hear your thoughts, answer your questions and discuss how The Living Principles can help shape culture in Connecticut so that our future has a place on this beautiful planet.


Leading our discussion are four amazing social good thinkers and doers that you will want to know:

[ moderator ] :

Julie Lasky, Editor of Change Observer


[ panelists ] :

Eric Benson, Assistant Professor of Graphic Design at the University of Illinois and Founder of Re-Nourish

Neil Brown, Associate Creative Director at Barnum Design in New York City and co-founder of Salt Space

Aaris Sherin, Assistant Professor of Graphic Design at St. John's University and author of SustainAble. Site.


As part of this event, we're asking you to bring something that you can shed and will be a gem for someone else. Maybe that cool book that has been collecting dust on your bookshelf for 7 years? That ping pong paddle that lost its partner?

We can shape a new future in Connecticut but we can't do it without you. Come and learn, speak your mind and shed some of your unwanted treasures.



This event is sponsored by :

MOHAWK windpower

Mohawk's support has enabled development of the Living Principles website and will continue through the sponsorship of Living Principles events at AIGA chapters across the country.AIGA Connecticut is proud to partner with an organization that cares so much about the design community, both through their stellar products, corporate culture and continual involvement.

We are also thankful for the support of Yale University in helping AIGA Connecticut produce this event.

Breakfast provided by Book Trader Cafe.













When & Where
Sat, Feb 12, 2011 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM EST
Yale University School of Art
Design Atrium
New Haven, CT 06510