Explore curated event tracks developed by the NYCxDESIGN team and design leaders–showcasing the breadth of talent, districts, and innovation that make New York City’s design community like no other. You won’t want to miss these special events taking place exclusively during this edition of the NYCxDESIGN Festival.
NYCxDESIGN unites the diverse design creators and industries of New York. Events found on this itinerary, curated by Kia Weatherspoon, celebrate designers of all backgrounds and educate about design from parts of the world that are rich in culture and tradition. Attending these activities will expand your thinking on the possibilities of design and power momentum for the future of design locally and internationally.
Community Drives Design
Founder and CEO, FLOX Studio Inc
Everywhere you look in NYC, across all five boroughs, you will find design. It is core to this city’s identity and creative DNA. This itinerary introduces visitors to the expansiveness of the design community here and explores design in all its forms and functions. You’ll find a taste of everything – from interiors to innovation, architecture, technology, product design, and more.
Design as a Force for Change
Creative Economist and Co-founding Faculty, FIU Ratcliffe Art + Design Incubator
Co-Founder and Creative Director, Deem Journal
This track of events offers a unique platform for some of the design industry’s most inspiring voices to present new ideas in sustainability, accessibility, and inclusivity, and showcases how design can be a tool for the greater good.
Design Behind the Scenes
Ever wonder how your favorite products are made or how iconic spaces come to life? Take a behind-the-scenes look at design processes and techniques through this track of events. Witness recycled wood from NYC water towers turn into luxury lighting fixtures, see first-hand how the neon signs of Broadway are produced, learn about creators’ most treasured tools of the trade, and catch a glimpse into the minds of the creatives that make this city a thriving design ecosystem.
Spring on Display
With spring at the top of mind for many designers, the Festival includes a number of inspiring programs around renewal, floral expression, nature, and the outdoor landscape. Through this selection of events you’ll find yourself exploring NYC in the open air and inside spaces that bring in elements of the natural world.
Next Level Design
This selection of Festival programs features a host of events and independent shows that shine light on emerging and independent designers, connecting budding creatives with the broader design community to help launch their next chapter.