Graphic design: Delcan & Co Studio. Photo: Liz Ligon

Join us on Tuesday, April 25, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm, at The Point Community Development Corporation (940 Garrison Avenue, Bronx) for the launch of Design Trust's open call for project ideas—Public for All: Rethinking Shared Space in NYC.

Public space is created for—and belongs to—all of us. In today’s political climate, we must affirm and ensure that New York City’s public realm provides places of refuge and play, congregation and demonstration, and dialogue and exchange. Keeping these spaces thoroughly public poses challenges and opportunities at every turn—be that site selection, funding, design, governance, or operations.

We invite NYC community groups, City agencies, and individuals across the five boroughs to submit proposals for research, design, and planning projects to unlock the potential of NYC’s shared spaces, including underutilized and under-resourced community assets.

An information session will hit the essentials: What the Design Trust is looking for, submission process, proposal selection, and project development. Design Trust staff, Board Members, Partners and Fellows will be on hand to answer your questions.

A moderated conversation will focus on the insider's experience of working on a Design Trust project. Speakers include:

The Jury

After receiving project submissions, the Design Trust will select a group of finalists, who will present to an independent multi-disciplinary jury in mid-July. The jury will select up to two proposals to become Design Trust projects.

The jury includes:

Public For All is made possible by a generous grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, and with support from the Design Trust Founder's Circle, including Hugo Barreca, Agnes Gund, Kitty Hawks, Sophia W. Healy, Camila Pastor and Stephen Maharam, Claire Weisz, and Andrea Woodner.

Additional support for the Design Trust is provided in part by the New York State Council on the Arts and public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.
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Date and Time

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 @ 6:30 – 8:30 PM


The Point Community Development Corporation


  • 940 Garrison Avenue
    Bronx, NY 10474