ICFF Perspectives: Design / Democracy

Design's core tenet is to improve the lives of others. But as architects and designers know too well, who we consider as these “others” is often limited, selectively applied, and favoring those with means. With workplaces getting more diverse, and inequality in cities rising, can the A&D community rise to the occasion and deliver solutions which are truly equitable and inclusive? Join us for a day of presentations by leading architects, designers, and planners who are all working towards a more democratically designed future.

Select Criteria: Tracks = Metropolis CEU Conference

Monday, May 21, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

  • Room: Booth #: 379
Companies deal with a more diverse workforce today than ever before, in terms of age, gender, political beliefs, and work preferences. How are designers engaging with their clients to make work a better experience for everyone? Presentations from Convene, Gensler and Studio O+A. You may register to attend this session HERE...
Speaker(s)
Panelist
Joyce Bromberg
Chief Strategy Officer
Convene
Panelist
Meena Krenek
Design Director
Gensler
Panelist
Verda Alexander
Founder
Studio O+A
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    Monday, May 21, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

    • Room: Booth #379
    Many cities, NYC included, are facing a housing crisis. What kinds of new models, strategies, and partnerships can architects create in order to build sustainable, equitable, and high-quality housing for different sections of society and diverse communities? Panelists include representatives from COOKFOX, HDR, ORE Design and SHoP Architects. You may register to attend this... ...read more...
    Speaker(s)
    Moderator
    Avinash Rajagopal
    Editor in Chief
    Metropolis
    Panelist
    Elizabeth Von Lehe
    Design + Brand Strategy Principal
    HDR
    Panelist
    MyPhuong Chung
    Director, Space Planning
    SHoP Architects
    Panelist
    Susie Teal
    Senior Associate
    COOKFOX
    Panelist
    Thomas Kosbau
    Founder & Principal Architect
    ORE Design + Technology
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      Monday, May 21, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

      • Room: Booth #: 379
      New York has a number of ongoing and just-completed projects that have transformed entire neighborhoods and set new precedents for infrastructure and public space. In the midst of this growth, we take stock to ask, are our cities improving? If so, for whom? You may register to attend this session HERE...
      Speaker(s)
      Panelist
      Daniel Windsor
      Senior Urban Designer, Senior Associate
      Perkins+Will
      Panelist
      Ruth Ro
      Associate Principal
      Dattner Architects
      Panelist
      Thomas McKnight
      NYC ECONOMIC CDEVELOPMENT CORP.
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