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Amplifying Creative Communities: North Brooklyn

6:00 p.m.

The DESIS Lab (Design for Social Innovation and Sustainability) at Parsons The New School for Design presents Amplifying Creative Communities in NYC: North Brooklyn from November 7–20 at Arts@Renaissance, with an opening reception on Thursday, November 10, from 6:00-9:00 p.m.

This exhibition and workshop series, funded by the Rockefeller Foundation’s New York City Cultural Innovation Fund, are part of a two-year, design-driven initiative aimed at helping neighborhoods and communities to support social innovations that create a more sustainable New York City. These activities range from healthy and local food initiatives, to environmental efforts, alternative modes of transportation, and sharing economies such as co-housing, food cooperatives, and bartering.

For the past year, graduate students and faculty at Parsons have been working in North Brooklyn to interview local civic leaders to uncover these types of activities. The results of this research will be shown in the exhibition, highlighting local challenges and the response of the North Brooklyn community.

The exhibition and workshop series are presented in collaboration with St. Nick's Alliance, IDEO, ioby (In Our Backyards), Green Map System, and the Cornell University Interaction Lab. The series includes:

For more information about this exhibition and workshop series, please visit

During the course of the Amplifying Creative Communities exhibition, the Parsons DESIS Lab will partner with Shareable to present Share NYC (November 19-20). This conference brings together students, social innovators, designers and entrepreneurs to explore the sharing economy and learn from those who are pioneering new ways of working, living, consuming, and creating. For more information, visit


Arts@Renaissance 2 Kingsland Avenue @ Maspeth Avenue Brooklyn, NY

Free; no tickets or reservations required; seating is first-come first-served