3. Design Pavilion Installations and Programming

From May 12th to the 20th, Design Pavilion in partnership with the Times Square Alliance will return to Times Square for its third year with an extended program of engaging design installations, performances, talks, and retail experiences. Design Pavilion — a site-specific “design happening” that comes to life annually during New York City’s official design week, NYCxDESIGN —offers programs and brings together curated installations from leading architects, designers, artists, and choreographers, which will be on display throughout five plazas.

This year’s designs address the theme “From this Day Forward,” ultimately working to showcase Design Pavilion’s commitment to the future and innovation. Design Pavilion is free, open to the public, and expected to draw more than 3 million visitors. For more information, visit Design Pavilion’s website.

On May 17th, Untapped Cities Insiders are also invited to a NYCxDESIGN 2018 event that will explore El Space, a design experiment aimed at turning the spaces under New York City’s hundreds of miles of elevated highways, subway lines, and bridges into valuable community assets. El Space is part of a project by the Design Trust for Public Space, in partnership the NYC Department of Transportation (DOT), aimed at creating a more hospitable pedestrian experience, greater environmental resiliency, and enhanced lighting under the city’s tracks and roadways.

At this unique event, our members will have the opportunity to mingle with project Fellows, DOT officials and Design Trust program staff at the El Space pilot installation located underneath the Gowanus Expressway at 36th Street and 3rd Avenue in Sunset Park, and attend a panel discussion at Industry City. The panel will include experts and practitioners who are innovating ways to reclaim aging elevated infrastructure and the spaces beneath, in cities across North America such as Atlanta, Boston, Miami, and Toronto. For more information about Untapped Cities Insiders, click here.