If you consider yourself an “emerging interior design pro”, make plans to head to New York next month.
On September 16 and 17, the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) will introduce GO PRO: NYC, “a weekend of events tailored specifically for emerging professionals in the interior design industry.”
The two-day event will start with PROject, a tour of the New York Times building, guided by FXFOWLE Architects, the building’s designers. After, enjoy a reception and talk by Guy Geier, Managing Partner, FXFOWLE Architects, in the offices of Covington & Burling, featuring 360-degree panoramic views of Manhattan.
|New York Times Building
620 8th Avenue
New York, NY 10018
|Friday, Sept. 16
Saturday includes two information-packed sessions. PROduct will feature carpet designer Joe Carini of CariniLang, discussing his experience working with Nepalese weavers and creating innovative maps of New York at his showroom.
335 Greenwich Street
New York, NY 10013
|Saturday, Sept. 17
In the afternoon, PRObono Work is a panel discussion on “the responsibility of the design community to take an activist stance and embrace pro bono work.” As part of the panel, there will be a case study of the Harlem-based Girls Educational and Mentoring Services (GEMS) facility—an organization that empowers young women who have been sexually exploited.
The panelists will include John Cary, President and CEO of The Next American City and author of “The Power of Pro Bono“; Sonya Dufner, FASID, Associate Principal, Director of Workplace at Perkins + Will NYC; Rachel Lloyd, Founder and Executive Director of New York-based Girls Educational and Mentoring Services (GEMS); and Courtney E. Martin, author of “Do It Anyway: The New Generation of Activists“.
|TBD||Saturday, Sept. 17
The weekend will end with PROfessional Development at the Vitra showroom, a chance to “mingle with design professionals by practice area and expand your professional network in the sectors you want to pursue.” And what design event would be complete without “delicious fare, libations and dancing”?
29 Ninth Ave
New York, NY 10014
|Saturday, Sept. 17 / 6:00-10:00 pm|
Visit GO PRO: NYC for more information, and to register.