The program connected AIGA designers with the communities of Red Hook in Brooklyn, Rockaway in Queens and the Seaport in lower Manhattan in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. A year-long civic design initiative that took shape in 2013, the project was conceived in late 2012 by Turnstone’s Rachel Abrams and MTWTF’s Glen Cummings during their term serving on the AIGA NY board.
Together with other board members, including board chair, Willy Wong, we secured $200,000 funding from ArtPlace to realize the project. Three design teams got involved over a year, expertly directed by program director, Laetitia Wolff. Full credits for the project are at the end of the film and on the Design/Relief section of the AIGA NY web site. More about the project here