May 09, 2020

desigNYC presents Design Empathy, May 18

Please join us at Wanted Design, during design week and NYCXDESIGN, Saturday May 18, 2013, 4:30-7PM
We are hosted by Wanted Design, Terminal Warehouse, 11th Ave & 27th Street, The Tunnel, Grimshaw Conference Room
4:30-6pm Talks; 6-7pm Cocktails

desigNYC invites its design and nonprofit community to present work in progress projects along with a selection of NYC’s best sister organizations that will showcase the work they do in the field of social innovation by design.

desigNYC work in progress
• Introduction about desigNYC by Wendy Goodman
•  “EmpathiCITY, Making our City Together” presentation/introduction about an exhibit co-curated by Laetitia Wolff activating the UNESCO Creative Cities of Design network for the 8th Saint-Etienne International Design Biennale
• desigNYC 2012 – Steve Hoffman of d/b/a design build. An interior renovation project for LESPFCU, a community bank serving low-income residents of the East Village - work almost done!
• desigNYC 2013 – Sara Matiz of MAD, Matiz Architecture & Design. A new seed library connected to an educational garden at the Weeksville Heritage Center, Central Brooklyn - work in progress.
• desigNYC 2013 - Farzana Gandhi, FG Design Studio and Pablo Delcan with Anusha Venkataraman of El Puente. A prototype Botanica cart to collect alternative health practices, South Williamsburg - work in progress.

Empathy and Education
• L’orangerie – presented by Laurent Hainaut/R’Pure, founder
• Design Ignites Change – presented by Ansley Whipple, manager
• Public Policy Lab – presented by Chelsea Mauldin, executive director

Empathy and the Environment
• Design Trust for Public Space – presented by fellow designer Kaja Kühl, who will mention her involvement in the 2013 desigNYC CLIMB project
• Van Alen institute – presented by Jeff Byles, director of research
• Transportation Alternatives – presented by Noah Budnick, deputy director

desigNYC teams
Wendy Goodman is a desigNYC board member and the design editor of New York magazine.
Laetitia Wolff is a design advocate, curator and strategist, desigNYC’s executive director.
Lower East Side People’s Federal Credit Union team:
Steve Hoffman is the co-founder, with Chris Marcoux, of d/b/a designbuild, a small, collaborative studio in NYC specialized in design-built environments.

Weeksville Heritage Center team:
Sara Matiz is co-founder and principal with Juan Matiz, of MAD studio, a boutique interdisciplinary design and architecture shop in NYC.
El Puente team:
Farzana Gandhi is principal of FG Design Studio and Assistant Professor of Architecture, New York Institute of Technology.
Pablo Delcan is a book designer at Pantheon Books and practices graphic arts, hand-lettering and chalking for special projects.
Anusha Venkataraman is director of the Green Light District initiative at El Puente, who specializes in managing community arts and design projects.

Empathy and Education
L’Orangerie/Laurent Hainaut is a founding member and partner of Raison Pure Paris and founder and creative director of Raison Pure NYC. In 2012, Laurent co-founded L’Orangerie, a foundation dedicated to helping inner city high school students discover design and craftsmanship.
Design Ignite Change/Ansley Whipple is Programs Director for Worldstudio’s social initiatives, through which she oversees the Design Ignites Change program.
Public Policy Lab/Chelsea Mauldin is executive director of the Public Policy Lab, a nonprofit that works with public agencies to identify service-design challenges, then assembles teams that translate complex policy considerations into pragmatic, replicable solutions.

Empathy and Environment
Design Trust for Public Space/Kaja Kühl is a fellow for DTPS’s Five Borough Farm program, Phase II, and the founder of youarethecity, a research, design and planning practice interested in creating dialogue about the urban environment.
Van Alen Institute/ Jeff Byles is the Institute’s Director of Research. Deeply engaged in public design and its role as a catalyst for cultural innovation, Jeff draws on fifteen years of experience as an author, editor, architecture journalist, and urban thinker.
Noah Budnick is the Deputy Director of Transportation Alternatives. He oversees T.A.’s political strategies to improve and increase walking, biking and public transit in New York City.

Special thanks to our friends Odile Hainaut and Claire Pijoulat, co-founders of Wanted, our colleagues at NYCXDESIGN.
Special thanks to Château d’Esclans for their generous donation of delicious rosé wine.
Seats are limited, RSVP here !

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