17 episodes

Hosted by Debbie Millman, The Mic is NYCxDESIGN's podcast that offers an inside look into New York City's most creative minds.New York City is home to the world’s most diverse backgrounds and perspectives, and when we share stories, we always find means of connection. Each month, The Mic features two inspiring guests to explore the meaning behind their work or study and undercover how their creative worlds collide.Tune in to hear from the most innovative creators and emerging talents as they underscore design as a powerful connector and catalyst to help us build a better future together.

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Hosted by Debbie Millman, The Mic is NYCxDESIGN's podcast that offers an inside look into New York City's most creative minds.New York City is home to the world’s most diverse backgrounds and perspectives, and when we share stories, we always find means of connection. Each month, The Mic features two inspiring guests to explore the meaning behind their work or study and undercover how their creative worlds collide.Tune in to hear from the most innovative creators and emerging talents as they underscore design as a powerful connector and catalyst to help us build a better future together.

    Breaking Barriers through Design

    Breaking Barriers through Design

    Emerging and independent talent energizes the design community in so many ways–from fresh perspectives and visions, to novel creative expression and objects. On this episode of The Mic, we explore how emerging designers can bring their voices to the spotlight through group exhibitions, building communities and fostering their unique creative sparks. Using their recent NYCxDESIGN Festival exhibitions, CURRENT, Pink Essay's Physical Education Series, and JONALDDUDD, as a guide, guests Marcus DePaula, Matt Pecina and Chris Held chat with our host, Debbie Millman, about their independent design journeys, the experience of curating their shows, and making space for the future generation of designers.

    • 46 min
    Designing with Equity at the Forefront

    Designing with Equity at the Forefront

    Frameworks that are designed to prioritize equitable opportunity allow our society as a whole to thrive. In this episode of The Mic, host Debbie Millman is joined by Clayton Banks, CEO and Founder of Silicon Harlem, and Richard E. Pelzer II, Founder and CEO of MEGA Personalities as well as Co-Founder of HarlemCLX, to discuss their important work centered around building bridges between resources, communities and people. We discuss how technology and passion for culture can guide our future vision of New York City and beyond.

    • 57 min
    Envisioning the Future with Visual Design

    Envisioning the Future with Visual Design

    A powerful tool of protest, identity and expression, visual language is the pinnacle of design possibilities. In this episode of the Mic, guests Paula Scher, New York partner at Pentagram and world-renowned visual designer, and Julian Alexander, Grammy Award-winning art director and founder of Slang Inc., explore how visual design shapes the world around us with our host, Debbie Millman. Drawing on their breadth of design expertise and experiences, Scher and Alexander discuss the timelessness and timeliness of visual language, as well as how graphic design responds to current events. Reflected in their bold designs for NYCxDESIGN's An Ode to NYC poster collection, Scher and Alexander also consider how visual art connects us to New York, and how we can use visual design to envision our future city.

    • 48 min
    Crisis, Community, and Design

    Crisis, Community, and Design

    Going beyond its aesthetic value, design can also be an agent of sustainable change in our communities. On the latest episode of the Mic, guests Paola Antonelli, Senior Curator at The Museum of Modern Art in the Department of Architecture & Design, and Sloan Leo, Founder and CEO of FLOX Studio Inc., explore how we can use design to respond to the critical issues around us, with host, Debbie Millman. Through their projects and practices, Antonelli and Leo discuss the ways in which their work is spurring dialogue, centering community-first solutions, and modeling a more equitable vision of Our Future City for all New Yorkers.

    • 42 min
    Wellness by Design

    Wellness by Design

    Recognizing that the role of design in healthcare is often overlooked, Episode 2 of The Mic explores the creative ways in which contemporary healthcare spaces now use design to create enjoyable and familiar environments for patients and staff alike. Hosted by Debbie Millman with guests Elaine Molinar, Architect and Managing Partner of Snøhetta’s US practice, and Suzen Heeley, Executive Director of Design and Construction at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, we consider what the healthcare spaces of the future will look like in NYC and around the world, making patient-centered health design both special and accessible.

    • 49 min
    Discovery Driving Design

    Discovery Driving Design

    Kicking off Season 2 of The Mic, Episode 1 explores how design discoveries play a vital role in shaping the future of our cities. Hosted by Debbie Millman with guests Claire Weisz, Co-Founder and Principal-in-Charge of WXY Architecture + Urban Design, and Wendy Goodman, Design Editor at New York Magazine, we consider the many forms that design discoveries take, and how such discoveries impact the NYC landscape. Whether spontaneous or found through meticulous trial and error, new discoveries drive the plot forward in the story of NYC design.

    • 56 min

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