NYC X DESIGN WEEK 2016
Transitions: Migration and Travel
In our transient lives, movement from one place or state to another is common, if not expected. Our boundaries are constantly being redefined, both physically and conceptually. Yet all this movement is creating new challenges and reinforcing existing ones, intimate issues of belonging and identity become critical: voluntary versus forced migration, passports, visas, adapting to regulations and technologies, refugees, illegal immigrants, acceptance and integration into new cultures and societies, while needing to keep connections to native lands and homes alive.
The Transitions: Migration and Travel exhibition looks at the fundamental role that design plays in bringing awareness to the specific issues of global movement, immigration, and the refugee crisis. It encourages relevant conversations and presents innovative solutions to these opportunity areas. The exhibition was held at two Wanted Design locations, one in Brooklyn’s Industry City, and the other at Manhattan’s Terminal Stores. Our D&F label was launched during NY Design Week 2016.
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