NEW LOCAL is a three-part series of half-day workshops and participatory talks centered on an examination of locality and its conditions. The sessions bring together leaders from a variety of industries, from architects, developers and planners to policy makers, sociologists, and anthropologists, who will discuss new forms of public space, modes of living and manufacturing in New York City, and the expanding role of design.
This will be the third event in the series focusing on manufacturing.
Manufacturing in all its facets has deeply affected the nature of cities due to its relationship to communities, economy, demographics, and the physical character of neighborhoods. Coupled with the increased pressure of globalization, manufacturing has threatened the unique character of local neighborhoods. And so, can new approaches in design and manufacturing help engender a new local identity? Can manufacturing mix, hybridize, or co-exist as an integral part of a more inclusive and varied framework for cities?
Join us for a half-day of workshops and participatory talks to reveal and re-frame new opportunities for how manufacturing can actively reshape the urban fabric.
Following the workshop, join us at the Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator for the annual BF+DA Positive Impact Awards. Learn more here.
Register for the upcoming sessions: (All sessions run from 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM.)
Sessions One: Friday, October 20: New Local – Public Space: Arup Workshop
Session Two: Friday, October 27: New Local – Living: A/D/O Workshop
AIA CES: 5.0 LU | 5.0 HSW
Benjamin Cadena, AIA, Founder, Studio Cadena
Miriam Peterson, Assoc. AIA, Principal, P.R.O.
David Ehrenberg, President and CEO, Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation
Jennifer Guarino, Vice President of Manufacturing, Shinola
Jonathan Bowles, Executive Director, Center for an Urban Future
Lee Wellington, Executive Director, Urban Manufacturing Alliance
Toby Moskovits, Founder + CEO, Heritage Equity Partners, 25 Kent
Adam Friedman, Executive Director, Pratt Center for Community Development
Jennifer Gravel, Director of Housing, Economic, and Infrastructure Planning, NYCDCP
Nina Rappaport, Critic, Curator, Author, Vertical Urban Factory
Ryan Chavez, Infrastructure Coordinator, UPROSE
Debera Johnson, Executive Director, Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator
Jesse Solomon, Economic Development Program Manager, at Southwest Brooklyn Industrial Development Corporation
AIANY New Practices Committee and Pratt Institute