Future of Design NYC


4th Annual Symposium – Autumn 2020

The theme of Future of Design NYC 2020 is Acceleration & Deceleration. Designers and related built environment professionals are often caught between the fast-paced flexibility that a project demands and the slow pace of change of industry practices.  This year’s program will evaluate the effects of acceleration on the built environment and on designing with social responsibility; it will also explore ideas and innovative practices that developed as a result of – or in an attempt to better harness – those shifts. It will approach these issues from perspectives of both engineering and architecture, in order to contextualize designers’ voices in transformative built environment initiatives.

FoDNYC will be held as a series of events on an online platform this year, from September 15 to September 29, allowing audience members to attend from anywhere in the world. Stay tuned, and feel free to browse through our information on last year’s event, while we prepare 2020’s new and exciting program!

Tickets are available via Eventbrite!

Click here for in-depth program and speaker announcements!


Thanks to Charles Hull, we put together a brief trailer to sum up what Future of Design NYC 2019 was like. Looking forward to the next time we can all gather again!

Video by Charles Hull


Visit the “2019 Program & Photos” tab above for the complete program booklet and more photos.  Thank you for your support and enthusiasm!

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Photography courtesy of Marie-Louise Nkashama



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