Advocacy

We initiate and support research and discourse aimed at broadening participation and representation in design and affiliated industries.

 

 
 

The Embedded Energy Calculator

The Embedded Energy Calculator, sponsored by NYSERDA, allows designers to measure the energy impact of their products and services, based on the measurement of embodied energy in materials

 
 

 Créate: Diseñadores de Nueva York

A survey and report on Latino designers funded by the Small Business Administration (SBA)  that gauges the state of design entrepreneurship within New York City’s rapidly expanding Latino community

 
 

NYDesigns X SVA: Conversaciones

 A collaborative, ongoing series of public lectures featuring some of New York’s most accomplished Latino creative professionals that explores issues significant to NYC’s Latino community

 

 
 

Connecting Designers + Manufacturers

With the Pratt Center for Community
Development, we created strategies to strengthen relationships
between NYC-based designers and small manufacturers in order to stimulate growth

 

 
 

Activating Long Island City-East

 A creative placemaking platform that will train students to become active curators and stewards of community assets in the corner of LIC bordering Sunnyside, home to LaGuardia Community College and NYDesigns

 
 

 Attainable Futures: Design

NYDesigns is proud to announce the Industrial Design Technology
Associate in Applied Science Degree (AAS), an affordable and practical stepping stone towards design for all New Yorkers