Sunday, May 20, 2012, 4:30 – 7:00 pm at Terminal Stores – 28th Street and 11th Avenue
Wendy Goodman, New York Magazine, keynote speaker; Laetitia Wolff, moderator
desigNYC announces Recharging Communities, a pecha kucha-style presentation of some of some of the organization’s 2012 collaborative projects, followed by a brief panel discussion with “agents provocateurs” from the desigNYC community.
“We are excited to discuss desigNYC’s diverse and challenging projects to a broader design community at the Wanted Design Fair. Our event celebrates another kind of design altogether, one that is concerned with social innovation and doesn’t typically make it to furniture fairs,” says Laetitia Wolff, executive director of desigNYC.
PROGRAM starts promptly at 4:30PM
ON THE FRINGE
Mollie Ruskin, Visual Designer, Reboot with Fiona Mason, Program Director, Safe Horizon
Agent provocateur: Michael DelGaudio, Creative Director, frogdesign
Safe Horizon is a victim assistance agency that provides support, prevents violence, and promotes justice for victims of crime and abuse, and sex and labor trafficking. Their Anti-Traffic Program was paired with Reboot to create outreach materials based upon the testimonies of survivors, as well as training materials for member-led, community-based organizations.
Moorhead & Moorhead, Principals with Perryne Lokhandwala, Executive Director, PlayHarvest
Agent provocateur: Leslie Boden, independent food systems planner
In partnership with community groups and public schools PlayHarvest builds kinetically-powered sculptures, meant to activate urban agricultural spaces, encourage outdoor play, and spur an interest in local food cultivation and preparation. Moorhead & Moorhead is working with them to develop play pieces for the Brooklyn New School’s outdoor science lab and garden space.
Adam Rolston, Principal, Incorporated Architecture+Design with Henrietta Koffi, Deputy Director, SNAP Fort Greene
Agent provocateur: Zack McKown, Principal, Tsao & McKown Architects
As a family resource and computer literacy center, Fort Greene Strategic Neighborhood Action (SNAP) offers community programs that teach civic organizing, financial literacy, entrepreneurship, and job skills. Incorporated is collaborating with them on the redesign of their learning spaces to more efficiently accommodate a growing number of participants and staff.
Karine Duteil, Partner, Kan Landscape with Hans Hesselein, Director of Special Projects, Gowanus Canal Conservancy
Agent provocateur:Bob Balder, Executive Director, AAP NYC, Cornell University
The conservancy’s mission is to steward the preservation, restoration, and green development of the canal and its environs. Kan Landscape is working with the Conservancy to bolster the community’s green infrastructure in the form of a “sponge” park that can capture and treat storm water runoff from the surrounding streets, while also providing public space to be enjoyed by the community.
6:05 PM: Raffle for a CMYK Folding Electric Bike by BROOKLYNESS Urban Cycles, courtesy of designer Emmanuel Saez.
6:05-7:00 PM: Mingle with wine, Brooklyn Brewery beer, chocolate and great folks!