Two New York City initiatives are creating spaces that foster collaboration and design discourse. The American Design Club was founded to support the work of emerging designers. By creating a platform for sharing ideas, resources, and inspiration, the club offers designers across the nation a virtual space for connection and cross-pollination. Meanwhile, The New Museum has announced their plans for a creative incubator that hopes to challenge traditional notions of the art museum and will house more than 60 start-up companies and entrepreneurs. To secure a place at 231 Bowery, prospective participants will have to be selected by committee. One of the first to announce their occupancy is Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation’s research lab Studio-X.
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