Kimball International Announces Second Season of the Alternative Design Podcast
JASPER, IN., February 7, 2022 — Kimball International announced the second season of its Alternative Design podcast this week on Monday, February 7. Continuing with the mission that season one established, the Alternative Design podcast is dedicated to empowering creatives and designers to improve the human experience through the spaces they design. New episodes will be released monthly featuring deep conversations that explore unapologetic, design-forward, and boundary-breaking design examples and approaches.
Each episode is created to engage designers, architects, creatives, and design enthusiasts. With deep industry knowledge and expertise, Kimball International employees and guests offer unique guidance, inspiration, innovation, and motivation to listeners.
Released today, Episode 9 entitled “Actions That Open the Heart” explores The Burning Man Project, an architectural experiment in the remote Nevada Desert. The episode analyzes what Burning Man has to offer the design community concerning innovation, radical participation, and risk taking. Burning Man’s Associate Director of Community Events, Steven Raspa, and City Planning and Placement Manager, Bryant Tan, give unique viewpoints on how the event tests the limits of participants and embraces a spirit of giving. Every summer, Burning Man is hosted in a temporary city, called Black Rock City, that draws thousands of people to celebrate the ceremonial burning of a human effigy known as “the Man”. Many designers and urban planners see Black Rock City as a potential blueprint for local communities as it boasts an iterative design process that could address some of the greatest challenges of our time.
The Alternative Design podcast can be accessed through podcast apps, including Spotify, Apple iTunes, and Google Podcasts.
About Kimball International
Kimball International is a leading omnichannel commercial furnishings company with deep expertise in the Workplace, Health, and Hospitality markets. We combine our bold entrepreneurial spirit, a history of craftsmanship, and today’s design driven thinking alongside a commitment to our culture of caring and lasting connections with our customers, shareholders, employees, and communities. For over 70 years, our brands have seized opportunities to customize solutions into personalized experiences, turning ordinary spaces into meaningful places. Our family of brands includes Kimball, National, Etc., Interwoven, Kimball Hospitality, D’style, and Poppin. Kimball International is based in Jasper, Indiana.