How might we build a network of design professionals, social orgs, students, and academics to foster recognition of the transdisciplinary design practice?
We plan, manage and execute memorable events to connect key stakeholder groups, and actively promote transdisciplinary design by providing cutting-edge workshops feeding into TransD thesis work.
VergeNYC is a 2.5-day design event organized by students at Parsons School of Design, along with design and community partners to promote transdisciplinary design – a mindset and practice that encourages collaboration and to act on society’s most complex problems.
Today’s designers are ready to facilitate social change. At VergeNYC, you’ll find us mixing and matching. Combining voices from the public and private sector, including but definitely not limited to, design, urban planning, sustainability, business and social innovation.
Our goal is to create a space for transdisciplinary collaboration. We believe that this collective impact is much greater, than the sum of its parts.
At VergeNYC, 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.
VergeNYC 2016 focused on Elasticity. Examining this topic through the lens of cities, services and ecosystems, we explored new possibilities for the future of transportation, public spaces and technological networks, as well as services for the disempowered.
VergeNYC 2017 highlighted Invisibility as an opportunity for new strategies to impact our societies. We can utilize transdisciplinary design as acts of seeing, revealing, and creating new perceptions of what currently goes unseen and overseen.
The ecosystem of social, design, and academic organizations in New York is longing for innovative, extraordinary knowledge and design talent that bridge the three realms.
The complexity and the unique experience design of such an event can lead to remarkable participation rates and immediate job opportunities.
People feel strong gratitude when their conference participation is multilateral and also serves as a contribution to the success of graduating students.
A conference on transdisciplinary design
with Stephanie Lukito, Andrea Burgueño, Elena Habre, Melika Alipour Leili, Kate Fisher, Winnie Chang, et. al.
ThoughtWorks, Doblin, Zago, International Reycue committee, IBM, Moleskine, DESIS Lab
Innovation Networks, Transdisciplinary Design, Health-Tech, Shared Economy, Migration, Identity Politics, Speculative Design, A.I.
Network Building, Experience Design, Design Thinking, Event Management, Hosting
Event, Branding & CI, Implementation Roadmap, Website