Making NYC: A roundtable on Manufacturing in NYC

NYCxDesign week is happening…and you won’t want to miss this event being held on campus.

May 14, 2013
6:30pm – 8:30pm
560 Seventh Avenue, 2nd Floor
Open to the public, students and faculty

NYC’s design community depends on the presence of manufacturing that is within an arm’s reach with just-in-time capacity. The interdependency between designers and manufacturers is demonstrated daily within the boundaries of the Garment District and is increasingly apparent in the broader ecosystem of manufacturing centers and incubators popping up across the city. How do we support this critical infrastructure? How do existing manufacturing centers stay relevant as their neighborhoods diversify and their products find facilities elsewhere? Is there a way for design disciplines to share manufacturing resources? How can web-based technologies compliment hard infrastructure—like transportation, streetscape, and our building stock—to help maintain, retain, and create manufacturing in NYC?

6:30 – 8pm: Roundtable discussion
8 – 8:30pm: Reception with wine and light fare

Joel Towers, Executive Dean, Parsons The New School for Design

Susan Chin, Executive Director, Design Trust for Public Space

Cliff Pearson, Deputy Editor, Architectural Record

Roundtable Participants
Bob Bland, Director, Manufacture NY
Miquela Craytor, vice president of industrial initiatives, NYC Economic Development Corporation
Adam Friedman, Director, Pratt Center for Community Development
Andrew Kimball, President and CEO, Brooklyn Navy Yard
Tanya Menendez, Co-Founder, Maker’s Row
Nina Rappaport, Curator, Vertical Urban Factory Project and publications director, Yale School of Architecture
Yeohlee Teng, Founder/designer, YEOHLEE
Marianne Webber, Founder, Quick Turn Clothing

Closing remarks
Andrea Woodner, founder and board president, Design Trust for Public Space

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