The theme of this year’s Future of Design NYC is: For the People. It is a response to the growing desire for action to improve life in the public and social sphere. The program sessions are curated to examine the collective role of designers in today’s political, social, environmental, and economic climate. We will also look inward at the profession of engineers and designers to understand the sustainability of our own work, and how to empower future engineers to take on a greater voice in the design of the built environment.
The proposed events provide an opportunity for emerging designers in the architecture and engineering industry to meet and exchange ideas in a forum for education and conversation. Symposium sessions will include presentations and critical discussion on projects in NYC, and around the world. From both a technical and qualitative perspectives, invited speakers from various specialties will provide their insights on different facets of the theme.
Program sessions are expected to cover the following topics:
Attendees will also participate in a workshop to discuss potential roles in future public policy, preservation of the past, and shaping the incorporation of technology in the architecture, engineering, and construction industry.