Line-up /Moderator Deborah Marton
Municipal Arts Society
The story of New York City cannot be told without understanding the role of dynamic creative communities, such as the Garment District, in defining the identity of particular neighborhoods. Yet many of these communities are ephemeral – they rarely remain in place for more than one generation, as new residents, visitors, and redevelopment reshapes them over time. This discussion will invite leading creative thinkers and practitioners to imagine future urban clusters of manufacturing and artistic industry, and discuss what might happen to the Garment District.
Moderator: Deborah Marton, Executive Director, Design Trust for Public Space
-Bill Moggridge, Director, Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
-Sarah Williams, Co-Director of Columbia University’s Spatial Information Design Lab
-Simon Collins, Dean of Fashion, Parsons, The New School for Design