On May 19th, we launched our new RFP "The Energetic City" to an enthusiastic crowd at the new BRIC house in Brooklyn. Over 120 attendees – including designers, researchers, artists, community organizers, technologists, and representatives from a number of city agencies – came to learn more about our new RFP and what we mean when we say "connectivity in the public realm."
Design Trust executive director Susan Chin and program director Rosamond Fletcher introduced the application process and selection criteria for this exciting initiative to seed and develop new forms of connectivity among the diverse people, systems, and built, natural and digital environment of New York City.
Their brief remarks were followed by an active Q&A session and reception so attendees could connect with Design Trust Board, staff, Fellows, and Partners. The biggest hit of the night was the new Design Trust tote bag, featuring a brand new design by Kiss Me I’m Polish. We love how public space – and good design – bring people together!
If you missed the launch, there are several more information sessions planned in the coming weeks. Don't miss your chance to come talk to us in person (and get one of our new tote bags too!).
Curious to hear more about the event? Read Brandon Klayko's article about the event for The Architect's Newspaper.
With 'The Energetic City,' we will continue to push for design innovation. We're open to revolutionary ideas that change ways that public space is conceived, and help citizens make a difference in their own communities and in the life of their city.