THEME: COMMON SENSE
At a time when perceptions of the world are increasingly polarized and consensus seems impossible to achieve, the second season from the Design Academy at A/D/O examines the role of design in forming identity and constructing shared experience. Cutting through attention-grabbing stimuli and excessive noise, we examine the power of design to harness physiology, culture and technology to heighten our understanding of a shared world.
The festival is hosted by design commentator Max Fraser and full lineup of speakers to be announced soon.
Including Presentations by:
Barber & Osgerby
Bompass & Parr
ABOUT THE DESIGN ACADEMY
The Design Academy is the flagship program of A/D/O to illuminate the issues and boundaries of contemporary design. It informs every aspect of the A/D/O experience, from events to installations, and explores a new theme every 4 months.
At the heart of A/D/O is the Design Academy, which offers a range of programming for professional designers, intended to provoke and invigorate their creative practices. It informs every aspect of the A/D/O experience, from events to installations, and explores a new theme every season.
A/D/O is a creative space in Greenpoint, Brooklyn dedicated to exploring new boundaries in design. At its heart is the Design Academy, which offers a range of programming to professional designers, intended to provoke and invigorate their creative practice. It convenes pioneers from diverse backgrounds and engages in thorough exploration of new frontiers – to spark debate and inspire relevant new work.
Built for designers yet open to all, A/D/O provides opportunities for professional development while inviting the public into its 23,000 square-foot space — to work and explore design through a range of installations, exhibitions and events. The former warehouse features a membership-based workspace with extensive prototyping facilities, a free communal seating area, an international design store and a restaurant by renowned culinary leaders Fredrik Berselius and Claus Meyer. It is also the home of startup accelerator Urban-X.
A/D/O was founded by MINI as part of the company’s own design practice and continued exploration of innovations that improve urban life. It aims to stimulate great design and be a prolific source of new ideas for the future.
For questions about the Festival or the Design Academy, please email Ben Scheim: firstname.lastname@example.org