April 29, 2020

desigNYC tent #72 at IDEAS CITY, May 4, 2020

desigNYC exhibit+workshop+design talks
desigNYC will be included in the New Museum Ideas City StreetFest festival. Located in tent#72, on Chrystie Street right below Houston, we will be presenting a selection of recent and current projects based in and around the Lower East Side, as a mini-showcase of what we do in building social capital through design to improve the lives of New Yorkers. Oversize printed banners will present approximately 8 illustrated case studies, highlighting the objectives and outcomes of these nonprofits+designers project collaborations, working in the areas of food justice, financial rights, community arts and ecology.

desigNYC interactive program
Interactive workshops and talks will be offered throughout the day of Saturday, May 4, from 11AM- 6PM to festival attendees in the following formats:
1- Sexy Brief Workshop
The workshop will help prepare festival goers to be better communicators, better-prepared clients to a designer, and train them to frame their problem through the process of writing their own clear design brief. This workshop will encourage individuals to participate with a specific community project, neighborhood association or cause they’d like to work with in mind.

2- Project Showcase 
Presentations by designers and nonprofit leaders, every other hour, will provide an in-depth tour of a project, from start to finish with an emphasis on process. Emphasis will be placed on description of process, engagement of community, deliverables, hurdles and outcomes.
Both programs will be moderated by executive director Laetitia Wolff.

11AM: festival opens
12 noon: design presentation by Steve Hoffman of d/b/a build on the LESPFCU project, a community bank in the East Village serving low-income neighbors and artists
1PM: workshop by Annie Nguyen, interactive designer and researcher at Hot Studio
2PM: design presentation
3PM: workshop by Jackie Cooksey, design researcher, Parsons School for Design
4PM: design presentation by architect Michael Piper of DUB_studios and executive director Bob Zuckerman of the Lower East Side Business improvement District on the Daylife festival and pushcart project
5PM: workshop by Shai Rao, creative strategy consultant
6PM: festival closes

Workshop leaders include
Jackie Cooksey, design researcher, Parsons School for Design
Annie Nguyen, interactive designer/researcher, Hot Studio
Shai Rao, strategy consultant
Laetitia Wolff, executive director, desigNYC

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