April Chapter Meeting
Presented by the Health, Wellness, & Sustainability Committee
An Evening with Metropolis Editor-in-Chief Avinash Rajagopal on Interior Design’s Impact on Climate Change with ASID NY Metro + IIDA New York. In collaboration with Rebecca Best, VP Sustainability, Material Bank® and the ASID NY Metro Health, Wellness & Sustainability Committee.
Recent research indicates that interior designers have a big role to play in the building industry's fight against climate change, in addition to keeping people healthy and safe. Metropolis editor in chief Avinash Rajagopal will speak about initiatives to help interior design professionals lower the carbon emissions of their projects and make a positive impact through their work. By understanding, assessing, and addressing the climate, health, and equity impacts of interior design, we can help shape a better future for us all.
At this special Chapter Meeting and Health, Wellness & Sustainability event join the leadership of ASID NY Metro and IIDA NY in the signing of Metropolis’ Interior Design Pledge for Positive Impact. Learn how you too can sign the pledge.
ABOUT AVINASH RAJAGOPAL – Editor in Chief, Metropolis
Avinash Rajagopal is the editor in chief of Metropolis, an award-winning architecture and design publication. He is a frequent speaker and moderator at events related to interior design, architecture, and urbanism, and is an advocate for sustainable architecture and design. He is the author of Hacking Design (Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, 2013) and has contributed to many volumes on design history, including The Culture of Nature in the History of Design (Routledge, 2019) and The Atlas of Furniture Design (Vitra Design Museum, 2019).
ABOUT REBECCA BEST – VP Sustainability, Material Bank®
After 18 years of experience leading sustainability strategy and marketing within different facets of the design industry, Rebecca is incredibly passionate about driving sustainability and CSR initiatives throughout the entire Material Bank organization. Her focus guides Material Bank’s commitment to support climate action as an innovative connection point for the entire design industry, considering both design professionals and brands.