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Beyond its annual Festival, NYCxDESIGN’s year-round programming serves as a robust platform for the diverse spectrum of design talent found in New York City. 

Whether showcasing students, emerging designers, or highly decorated professionals across various design disciplines, our programs foster an environment for sharing, educating, learning, and uniting. The overarching aim is to address the pressing needs of our world with attention and care, inspiring the next generation to embrace design as a tool for solving problems and contributing positively to tomorrow’s challenges.

Architecture as Applied Utopias: From Planetary to Personal Systems

Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) Architecture Firm 45 Main St #9 suite 900, Brooklyn, United States
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The New York Tech School of Architecture and Design (SOAD) and the renowned Architecture firm BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group) are partnering in the endowed Tommaso and Franca Chieco Dean’s Atelier Studio with an experimental student-led Thesis research project. The work showcased explores possible new territories across scales and disciplines while merging academia and the profession of Architecture. Renewed proactive utopias generate integrated space that fosters sustainable processes of environmental and cultural transformations.