It’s a design festival! Or more specifically:
Hosted in the world’s design capital, the 12-day event will bring together culture, education, commerce and entertainment with a full, varied program, including exhibitions, installations, trade shows, talks, launches and open studios. Spanning all disciplines of design, from graphic and product design to architecture and fashion, digital and urban design to furniture and design thinking. NYCxDESIGN looks to create a platform for cultural and commercial opportunities, elevate established and emerging design practices and increase awareness of and appreciation for design by all audiences.
I’m still kicking myself for missing that graphic design exhibit on Governors Island last summer, so hopefully I’ll force myself to get out and actually see some of this. I’m particularly looking forward to the MFA exhibition at Pratt, which will probably be very bittersweet in reminding me what a horrific designer I was when I graduated (seriously, my senior portfolio barely qualified as graphic design), but how far I’ve come since (at least I think so). [website]