Spitzer Professor Lectures at Cornell University

Cornell University will host Spitzer Professor Shawn Rickenbacker as he presents the J. Max Bond Center‘s NYC Research titled, “Design Reparations | New Models of Economic and Spatial Justice​” An exploration of politics, economics and the future of urban space.

The lecture will be taking place on Wednesday, March 30, 2022, at 5:00pm, and will be held in-person at Cornell University’s Abby and Howard Milstein Auditorium, Milstein Hall.

Registration is available to join this lecture via Zoom.




Shawn Rickenbacker

Shawn Rickenbacker serves as Director of the J. Max Bond Center for Urban Futures at Spitzer and is a published and award-winning designer, entrepreneur and educator in the design and technology fields. As an experienced creative and technologist, he continues to work at the convergence of digital and physical space and its relationship to human interaction and experience. His work concentrates on the research, design and development of context aware environments that productively enhance humans’ interactions with each other and their evolving digital world. Through deep insight and high impact innovations, he seeks to create value by solving compelling problems using technology.

Shawn has emerged from a diverse geographic as well as professional background having held design positions in the US and London, lecturing in Waterloo, Helsinki and Tokyo and conducting research in South Africa. His work has been exhibited internationally and featured on Fast Company Co.Exist, CNN, The New York Times and GA Global Architecture.