In NYC? Three Ways to Spend Thursday Evening

  • The exploration of urban life continues at the BMW Guggenheim Lab! Tomorrow the Atelier Bow-Wow-designed think tank hosts a discussion with Benoit Jacob, Head of BMW i Design, and Margaret Newman, NYC Department of Transportation Chief of Staff. The dynamic duo (pictured) will chat about urban mobility and the role of design in creating sustainable transit systems. We’ll seize the opportunity to buzz-market our scheme for biodegradable, glow-in-the-dark Metrocards.
  • And speaking of promising business plans, Tech@NYU’s NYU Startup Week culminates with “Designers as Entrepreneurs.” The two-hour workshop promises morsels of UI/UX wisdom from the brains and mouths of Khoi Vinh, former design director of The New York Times, and Ben Pieratt, CEO and designer of Svpply. They’ll share lessons of design and entreprenurship before interviewing each other and taking questions. Tickets are going swiftly here.
  • Two more design-minded entrepreneurs will be on hand over at the cozy Bumble & Bumble auditorium in the Meatpacking District, where AIGA/NY has had the good sense to arrange an evening with Zoe Coombes and David Boira of Cmmwlth. This is a furniture, art, and design studio that you really need to get to know (and having heard Coombes thoughtfully opine on the work of Dieter Rams at an event over the summer, we can’t wait to hear more). Get the full scoop on tomorrow’s event here.