DESIGN/RELIEF is a participatory design initiative to help three New York City neighborhoods—Red Hook, the Rockaways and Lower Manhattan—imagine a more vibrant future for themselves as they overcome the lingering effects of Superstorm Sandy. DESIGN/RELIEF aims to demonstrate design’s role in creative placemaking, to help these neighborhoods be more livable, walkable, vibrant and enjoyable.


D/R storytelling on ArtPlace Huddle

Laetitia W. / 15 March 2016 / Design/Relief

AIGA/NY’s Design/Relief picked as an illustration of the power of storytelling Storytelling itself is a powerful tool for documenting change and... Read More

Design/Relief goes Dutch

Laetitia W. / 29 July 2015 / Design/Relief

Design/Relief case study is included in PROUD’s final report! PROUD (which stands for People Researchers Organizations Using Design) is a... Read More

Design/Relief in the press

Laetitia W. / 29 July 2015 / Design/Relief

Making the City is the story of the month. Congratulations to our teams! Design/Relief is featured in Design Observer, The... Read More

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