Design Forum

The Design Forum at Industry City closed the 12 days of the NYCxDESIGN celebration and WantedDesign Brooklyn. Open to the public, this program focused on design education and new challenges in educating design students, in the U.S. and abroad, with presentations and panel discussions bringing together design educators, design students and key design industry representatives from around the world.

Design Forum: Design Education Challenge 9:30am  12:30pm

9:30-10:00am: Welcoming breakfast with coffee and croissants

10:00am: Creative Curse” – LEGO Creative Director Jeremy Brazeal examines the negatives and positives of a creative mind

10:30am: Activating the Archive” – The Vignelli Center for Design Studies Impact on Industrial Design at RIT, by Josh Owen, Professor and Chair of Industrial Design at RIT

11:00-12:30pm: Discussion – Introduction by Joel Towers, Executive Dean, Parsons School For Design, on new challenges in educating design students, in the US and abroad. Followed by conversation and Q&A with Jeremy Brazeal, LEGO ® Creative Director; Josh Owen, Professor and Chair of Industrial Design at RIT; Sebastián Ocampo, Chair of the Industrial Design program, CENTRO; Christopher Santerre, designer, ENSCI-Les ateliers.

3:00pm 4:00pm LEGO ® Workshop – LEGO ® as an art medium and a creative tool for kids, design and art students, with Jeremy Brazeal, LEGO Creative Director

4:00pm  5:00pm: Shapeways 3D Printing series with Lauren Slowik –  3D Printing for Design Students. Learn new skills and discover the career opportunities that this revolutionary technology offers.

5:00pm: Closing Cocktail

The Design Forum will take place at Industry City
located on 274 36th Street, in Sunset Park, Brooklyn – Map It
Tuesday, May 19, 2015

The Design Forum was sponsored by


Keilhauer offers a complete range of seating and tables to accommodate all types of meetings – from private, formal conference rooms, to lounge areas in public spaces, to casual chats around a coffee table. Designed by world-renowned furniture designers with scrupulous attention to detail, Keilhauer products are engineered and manufactured out of its two Toronto, Ontario facilities and are built for long life with a conscientious focus on environmental design principles. For the Design Forum, Keilhauer will be supplying pieces of their new Wheels collection, designed in collaboration with EOOS.