Design Diversions is a curated series of design-related events and visits in and around New York. DDs cover a mix of art, architecture & design, and generally fall under the rubric of built environment. Some are private, others public; some charge admission, others are free; some in the City, others further afield; some obscure, others well-known.
Beyond places, Design Diversions explores a set of themes, notably: sustainability; legacy infrastructure and adaptive reuse; design history and the legacy of modernism; and the larger role that the built environment plays in the economy. DDs engage practitioners, academics, industry members and enthusiasts around design at every scale.
Design Diversions, then, becomes many things: a community, an educational resource, and a research platform.
Denise Ramzy is a designer and educator whose work bridges multiple disciplines in the built environment. She loves to orchestrate at all scales–buildings, diversions & good meals. She teaches design management, interior design and sustainable design at Cornell University and Parsons The New School for Design. She has a weakness for chocolate, a desire to hang glide and a long list of places to go. You can follow her @dramzy.