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Public Interest Design 100 in Review

December 7, 2012

On Tuesday afternoon, our inaugural “Public Interest Design 100” infographic debuted on Architizer. What followed has been astounding, both to us and no doubt to the 100 individuals and teams profiled. We watched our inbox explode; literally hundreds of people have alternately described it as a “milestone” for the movement or a “resource” or “reference” for those in the field and working to support it. It has blown away the expectations of this humbled curator, our talented designer, our research partner, and our sponsor. But we are most heartened to have had the opportunity to recognize so many amazing people (in the U.S. alone, as a global edition will follow), doing such important work in the world.

In addition to the above (or perhaps because of it), press coverage quickly escalated with GOOD,, DesignObserver, Contract Magazine, Archinect, and several other sites have published or are planning to publish it on their sites. Other leading publications, like Fast Company‘s Co.Design and Metropolis, tweeted it out. Hundreds of people did the same, including heavyweights such as Paola Antonelli, Carol Coletta, Cameron Sinclair, Christopher Hawthorne, Michael Kimmelman, and others. Among many dozens, entities and institutions ranging from the Clinton Global Initiative to the National Endowment for the Arts, Cannon Design to Perkins+Will, Rockefeller Foundation to TED have all done the same. We’d like to thank each and every one of them. Thank you all for helping these extraordinary people be seen and celebrated.

Click here to view the “Public Interest Design 100,” online at

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