Verge NYC 2016 

A 3day student led design (un)conference which through the lens of transdisciplinary design explores complex issues in order to question, debate and speculate today’s systems. 

  • Roles: Director, Strategic Designer, Project Manager, Curator.
  • Team: Stephanie Lukito, Ankita Roy, Christian Smirnow, Winnie Chang, Jack Wilkinson, Mashal Khan, Juyeon Lee, Elena Habre, Melika Alipour, Cameron Hanson, Chengchen Ten.
  • Advisory Board: David Dabscheck, David Landa, Eduardo Staszowski, Grace Tuttle, Hefen Wong, Jared Hatch, Jason Wisdom, Kit Lykketoft, Michelle Millar Fisher, Rajesh Bilimoria, Roger Mader, Tristan McAllister, Lara Penin & Carlos Texeira.
  • Principal Partners: MFA Transdisciplinary Design, The School of Design Strategies at Parsons, Doblin Innovation Consultants, ThoughtWorks Inc., Moleskine

At Verge NYC, we are fascinated with big questions and bold topics. We discuss, debate, speculate, analyze and seek to act on the most complex issues of our time. Verge NYC is the platform that brings together leading thinkers, field experts and change makers to galvanize a movement towards Transdisciplinary Design.

Our visual notes on elasticity made by our visual cross-pollinators sponsored by Moleskine. 

Our visual notes on elasticity made by our visual cross-pollinators sponsored by Moleskine. 

In our 2016 conference, we look into elasticity. What does an elastic future look like, and how might we design for it? 

With the support of our board of advisors we framed the conference that consisted in morning lecture series about elasticity, a group of six two-day conversation groups and evening events. Our 2016 advisory board was conformed by industry experts. We got representatives from MoMa, Desis Lab, The Ministry of Manpower in Singapore, as many others.

To know more about VergeNYC 2016 visit our website.