Every week, the average New Yorker throws out nearly 15 pounds of waste at home and another nine pounds of waste at work and in commercial establishments. Altogether, that adds up to more than six million tons of waste generated per year.

What role do designers play in New York City’s waste ecosystem? And how can designers help the City achieve its ambitious goal of sending Zero Waste to Landfills by 2030? Join us to hear the latest creative solutions--from high-fashion textile up-cycling to new guidelines for building design.

SPEAKERS
Kathryn Garcia, Commissioner, NYC Department of Sanitation New York
Heron Preston, Designer in Residence, NYC Department of Sanitation
Clare Miflin, RA, Kiss + Cathcart, Architects

MODERATOR
Jessica Lax, Director of Competitions, Van Alen Institute

D​esign Talks are open and free to all, but a reservation is required: RSVP.

This talk is part of Design Talks NYC and will take place at the Durst Organization on the 21st floor of 4 Times Square (enter at 151 West 42nd Street).

Presented by NYC Department of Sanitation.

 

May 14, 2018
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
4 Times Sq, 21st Floor
New York, NY 10036
NYCxDESIGN, Design Talks NYC
Save to Calendar 2018-05-14 17:00:00 2018-05-14 18:00:00 America/New_York Waste is a Design Flaw Every week, the average New Yorker throws out nearly 15 pounds of waste at home and another nine pounds of waste at work and in commercial establishments. Altogether, that adds up to more than six million tons of waste generated per year. What role do designers play in New York City’s waste ecosystem? And how can designers help the City achieve its ambitious goal of sending Zero Waste to Landfills by 2030? Join us to hear the latest creative solutions--from high-fashion textile up-cycling to new guidelines for building design. SPEAKERS Kathryn Garcia, Commissioner, NYC Department of Sanitation New York Heron Preston, Designer in Residence, NYC Department of Sanitation Clare Miflin, RA, Kiss + Cathcart, Architects MODERATOR Jessica Lax, Director of Competitions, Van Alen Institute *D​esign Talks are open and free to all, but a reservation is required: RSVP [1].* /This talk is part of Design Talks NYC and will take place at the Durst Organization on the 21st floor of 4 Times Square (enter at 151 West 42nd Street). / /Presented by NYC Department of Sanitation./   [1] https://goo.gl/forms/NHlQdfQaJ1Gb5uIw1 4 Times Sq, 21st Floor New York NY 10036 NYCxDESIGN, Design Talks NYC
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Talks & Lectures
Free