Design Speed Dating
Van Alen Institute (30 W. 22nd St., 6th Fl., Manhattan)
Free, submit portfolio for consideration here
Design Speed Dating returns at Van Alen on Saturday, May 19 with our seasonal brunch and portfolio review series that pairs emerging designers with architects, educators, and critics for a session of fast-paced round-robin reviews.
At a time of critical need for designers’ voices in shaping the future of the public realm, Van Alen invites an interdisciplinary team of jurors—architects, design critics, scholars, graphic designers, publishers, gallerists, real estate professionals, policymakers, and nonprofit leaders—to critique not just portfolio presentations but how today’s young designers can best bring their visions to the broader civic conversation.
Confirmed critics to date for this round include Scott Stowell of OPEN and Bryan Young of Young Projects.