Furnishing Utopia returns to NYCxDESIGN in 2023 to pose a foundational question to the design world: How can we expand our creative practices through acts of care and empathy?
‘PUBLIC ACCESS’ probes this idea with an exhibition of works exploring how design can inspire communal acts of sharing in the public realm.
This debut installment, curated by Jean Lee, co-founder of Ladies & Gentlemen Studio, features works from 37 international designers on view in a two-part exhibition at Head Hi, a Brooklyn based cultural organization, and the Naval Cemetery Landscape in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, a public park which has never been activated for a design exhibition.
The exhibited work is an evolving array of offerings designed and built in situ—some sharing community resources, some connecting with nature, and others igniting a sense of wonderment. All respond to their unique locations with an invitation for the public to engage freely. The two-part exhibition of PUBLIC ACCESS will be showcased at two distinct locations in Brooklyn. The first location is Head Hi, an organization dedicated to design and architecture publications with an emphasis on cultural programming. The second location is the Brooklyn Greenway Initiative’s Naval Cemetery Landscape in Brooklyn Navy Yard, a 200-year-old historical site that serves as a sacred grove and a memorial meadow for public use.
In order to inspire more PUBLIC ACCESS interventions following the show, each project will be published digitally and will include open source construction plans and inspirational references.
The three main events include
Learn more at www.headhi.net.