Embedded energy is an assessment of the energy used in a finished product. Its calculation involves isolating the energy consumed in the stages of harvesting, processing, manufacturing, and transportation. Every product from a pen to a chair to a house is a complex combination of many processed materials, all of which have quantifiable energy histories. If made visible and accessible, this information can empower and motivate designers of all disciplines to make informed and responsible decisions in their day-to-day material selections. Read more »
New York City’s Latino designers are engaged professionally in a subset of activities within the wider umbrella of the “creative industry.” They identify themselves as graphic designers, web designers, fashion designers, industrial/product designers, interior designers, and architects.
Their extensive professional experience, acculturation to the language and customs of American life, and commitment to their professional futures mark them as valuable contributors to the city’s economic and cultural health. Read more »