AIGA/NY presented its Making Place exhibition at Industry City, a historic, 30-acre manufacturing and innovation complex on the waterfront in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, where the NYCXDESIGN festival launched last month. The exhibition, open from May 10-May 20, featured the results of the Design/Relief creative placemaking initiative started last fall, with three teams who worked in the waterfront neighborhoods of Red Hook, Rockaway and South Street Seaport. These graphic designers created participatory design projects to aid those communities in imagining a more vibrant future as they still struggle to overcome the lingering effects of Hurricane Sandy. A panel discussion with the Design/Relief teams was held on Saturday, May 17, 5pm at Industry City. This project asked the following question: how can graphic design positively transform communities and the practice of design?
The exhibition was designed by Nikki Chung, and curated by Laetitia Wolff. Special thank you to