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The Future Relationship of Materials & Design with Brandi Parker

About this event

From unprecedented brush and forest fires to record-breaking rainfalls, the effects of global warming require us to adapt and prepare for an intense future.

Materials for an Extreme Future is a series of discussions hosted by Dr. Andrew Dent, surrounding material and technology solutions that address the extremes we will continue to face: temperature, wetter conditions, and overpopulation, as well as pollution and bacterial/viral threats.

( ! ) This event will be recorded and made available to all academic members. Student registration is not required.


Schedule + Special Guest:

The Future Relationship of Materials & Design with Brandi Parker

Wednesday, June 17th / 11am EDT

Special Guest: Brandi Parker, Head of Realization at Pearlfisher

This conversation will center on the future of the relationship between design and materials. How will collaboration between these two disciplines positively affect our future? What might the future hold for each - and mean for the other?

Brandi Parker is the Head of Realization at Pearlfisher New York. For over 18 years, she’s solved brand problems and brought creativity to life. With a thorough understanding of production across a range of print types and presses, combined with her knowledge of materials, substrates and finishes, Brandi advises and guides the way to producible ideas.

Brandi offers innovation grounded in practicality. She challenges designers to think about the end game and encourages vendors to not solve problems based on ease, but rather aesthetic impact. A quick-witted, multi-faceted Southerner, Brandi is an invaluable part of every team she joins.

Pearlfisher is an independent brand design agency in London, New York, San Francisco and Copenhagen. They are a visionary group of Futurists, Strategists, Designers and Realisers. Learn more →


What you can expect:

  • Join Dr. Andrew Dent, EVP of Materials Research, as he welcomes leading material experts and thought leaders for a discussion on how these pivotal changes will affect your brand and what you can do to stay ahead.
  • Gain valuable insight into new materials and manufacturers working to solve for these current and future extreme environments.
  • Q+A following the conversation with our guest(s).


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Hosted by

  • Guest speaker
    Brandi Parker Head of Realization @ Pearlfisher

  • Team member
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    Andrew Dent EVP Material Research @ Material ConneXion

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