In preparation for New York City’s biggest design celebration, here’s a quick guide to this year’s inaugural events for NYCxDesign.
If you’re a design lover or professional in NYC, chances are your spring calendar is already pretty booked. There are tons of events to choose from in May, but unfortunately that means some of your must-see talks, pop-ups, and exhibitions may overlap.
To help you budget your time (ahead of time), we’ve selected the newest, must-see additions to NYCxDesign 2018:
If you’re interested in the latest in public space design, check out Times Square Alliance (new for this year). Designers Brad Ascalon, Joe Doucet, Louis Lim, Doug Fanning, and Alexandra Gonzalez will unveil new prototypes that aim to enhance urban, public spaces. The Times Square Alliance will inaugurate Times Square as a “lab for new [design] solutions,” presenting New York’s design talent in one of NYC’s highest foot-trafficked areas.
If you’re interesting in new urban architecture in Brooklyn, head to Domino Park (new this year). An exclusive tour and panel event will be held at the new Domino Park in Brooklyn, including a discussion on the urban design of the public waterfront space. Scheduled time/date TBD.
If you’re interested in the curious intersection of science and design, check out GenSpace (new this year). GenSpace will host a workshop on biomaterials, highlighting the latest designs using actual living organisms and cells. Panel event on the intersection of biology and design to follow. Scheduled time/date TBD.
If you’re interested in an eclectic mix of Brooklyn’s latest and greatest in furniture design, lighting, technology, and more, head over to Brooklyn Designs at the Brooklyn Museum. From May 12—13th, the Brooklyn Museum will showcase the best works by emerging designers.
For those interested in getting to know the Red Hook neighborhood through the lens of design, check out the Red Hook Design Events, which will take place on May 19 and May 20 (new this year). The events will include neighborhood walks, an exhibition, and open studios featuring local designer’s work (including furniture, glass, textile, ceramics, and more). Pioneer Works, a free multidisciplinary cultural center in the neighborhood, will also be participating and feature local design work in their amazing converted warehouse space (located at 159 Pioneer Street).
For those interested in sustainable design and the “worldwide trend of bicycle riding”, check out Brookfield Place (new this year). Chicago-based artist Carlos Rolón will present an exhibition at Brookfield Place on sustainable transportation and how bicycles are re-shaping cities.
For those obsessed with this year’s Pantone Color of the Year, join TEALEAVES for an Ultraviolet Cocktail session. Mixologists will whip up artistic tea drinks inspired by Pantone’s hottest purple hue. Date and time TBD.