2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Impact Design Night hosted by SXSW Eco

Saturday, March 12
6:00PM - 8:00PM

212 Lavaca St #390

Join SXSW Eco and Gensler for an evening of drinks, networking and celebration of creative impact design.

SXSW Eco’s Place by Design competition spotlights emerging architects, artists and designers who are transforming the way we view and interact with place and in turn, transforming our cities. SXSW Eco will host lightning talks from PXD participants and other creatives who are driving social change through design.

All are welcome for networking, drinks and views of downtown Austin from the beautiful Gensler offices.

Lightning Talks

Oliver Blank: Oliver's work focuses on the prevention of suffering particularly in humanitarian crisis scenarios. In 2012, during Hurricane Isaac, as some residents evacuated New Orleans Oliver chose to stay in the city. In this talk Oliver reveals how this experience led to him designing and coding an innovative new service in just eight hours created to help his fellow ...

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Cezanne Charles at SXSW

Cezanne Charles

Dir of Creative Industries

Creative Many Michigan

Cézanne Charles, Director of Creative Industries, is responsible for co-leading the design and implementation of Creative Many’s creative industries research, reporting and supporting efforts to de...

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Garrett Jacobs

Exec Dir

Open Architecture Collaborative

Garrett is the Executive Director of an international network of volunteer chapters of designers and architects serving their local marginalized communities. He brings experience in community organ...

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Oliver Blank at SXSW

Oliver Blank

Sr Designer


Oliver Blank is an English artist, designer, and composer. His artwork brings a sense of wonder to our public spaces, and his design projects focus on the prevention of suffering.

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