Design Now podcast logoIn each episode of Design Now—the Harvard Graduate School of Design’s quarterly podcast—faculty, researchers, alumni, and students engage in dialogue on a single topic of global significance. Episodes on the climate crisis, social justice, public health, housing, technology, urbanization, and transportation present new research on design thinking and practice, and illuminate the many, sometimes unexpected, ways in which design is engaged in questions of global politics, culture, and society.


How designers are tackling climate change with restoration ecology, food sovereignty, and sewage.

Featuring Seth Denizen, Martha Schwartz, Adriana David, David Moreno Mateos, Montserrat Bonvehi Rosich

December 2021

Public health, the pandemic, and beyond: how design shapes well-being at every scale. 

Featuring Ann Forsyth, Emi Kiyota, Jill Desimini, Elvis Garcia

Coming February 2022



Social Justice

Featuring Daniel D’Oca, Anita Berrizbeitia, Krzysztof Wodiczko, Rahul Mehrotra

Coming May 2022



Produced by Maggie Janik and hosted by Harriet Fitch Little, Design Now is available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and the GSD website. For inquiries or to be featured on an upcoming episode, email