Howard Silverman

Howard SilvermanHello. Welcome.

In recent years, a lot of my energies have been on learning, writing, and teaching about systems+design+futures. I’m a founding faculty member in the Collaborative Design MFA program at Pacific Northwest College of Art. I’ve also taught several years in the ITP program at NYU.

From 1999 t0 2012 I worked with Portland, Oregon-based Ecotrust, starting as webmaster and ending up as senior writer and analyst.

I’ve served on nonprofit boards with Mercy Corps Northwest, Recode, and Tryon Life Community Farm. In 2022, I’m currently a trustee of the American Society for Cybernetics and a board member of the International Society for the Systems Sciences.

The photo is from a particular day in January 2003 — quite a while ago. But I still like it.