Brooklyn Designs Announces Call For Ideas

Brooklyn Designs has found a new home in the Brooklyn Navy Yard for the 2019 edition, May 10-12, and is once again looking to engage the design community in the planning process. Interested speakers are invited to submit concepts for talks and panel discussions on topics relevant to design and everyday life and the creative community. The show team is also looking for proposals of hands-on demos, workshops, and unique installations that will activate the exhibition space and street-facing lobby of Building 77, the show hub.

The three-day program will feature a mix of inspirational talks as well as hands-on demos and design-related classes fitting for design lovers of all types and ages. All sessions will take place on the 15th floor of Building 77 alongside the BNY-curated exhibition, #madeattheyard, and the BROOKLYN BUYS market.

The installation opportunity offers another avenue for creatives to illustrate their work during NYCxDESIGN to a large audience of design trade professionals and design-savvy consumers. Installations can be designed for the main exhibition space and accompanying outdoor terraces on the 15th floor or for the ground-level lobby, which will welcome attendees into Building 77 and join a growing list of retail tenants including Russ and Daughters. Submissions are open to Brooklyn-based artists, designers, architects, engineers and others with demonstrated experience in the conceptualization, design and production of creative installations. Pieces can be grounded or suspended but must be able to sustain their own weight. Concepts should also take the new BROOKLYN DESIGNS venue, the Brooklyn Navy Yard, into consideration.

Program and speaker proposals as well as creative concepts are due by April 1, 2019. Submissions will be reviewed by a jury of design experts and the show team and approval will be based on space available and thematic fit with the program.