I love Fairway Market, located in an old wharf building in Red Hook. Coffee roasted on premises, artisanal cheeses and specialty imports, an outdoor café and a fantastic waterfront view…it's great!
2012 SEGD Conference: The Bridge
With its theme inspired by the famous Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges, the 2012 conference will provoke participants to rethink their profession, recognize and strengthen their existing connections, and build new ones. In two boroughs, participants will explore the “bridges” between local and global cultures, generations, languages, philosophies, and visual styles.
Experiencing the two unique communities—the funky, DIY vibe of Brooklyn and the sleek, glass-and-steel culture of Manhattan—will underscore how designers can learn from different approaches and experiences, and redefine themselves in the process.
About the SEGD Conference
The annual SEGD Conference is the only international educational event focused on communication design for the built environment. It is the space where multiple design disciplines converge and where design professionals who create compelling and information-rich spaces go for inspiration, education, and networking.
The SEGD Conference is known for its unique mixture of blue-sky inspirational speakers, hands-on workshops, signature project tours, and innovative networking events. Past speakers have included Stefan Sagmeister, Ruedi Baur, Paula Scher, Emily Pilloton, Robin Perkins and Clifford Selbert, David Gibson, Sylvia Harris, Garth Walker, Ben Fry, Adam Greenfield, Tom Ollerton, Ronald Shakespear, Massimo Vignelli, Deborah Sussman, Sohrab Vossoughi, Kyle Cooper, Brian Collins, and many more.
Founded in 1973, SEGD (the Society for Environmental Graphic Design) is the leading global organization dedicated to communication design in the built environment. Through educational programs, research, and publications, SEGD's mission is to provide learning opportunities and resources for professionals involved in creating environmental graphics, promote the importance of the discipline in establishing place, and continue to refine the standards of practice for the field. For more information, visit www.segd.org.