Design in All Angles

Industry City Design Festival returns May 12-16, 2022, with international exhibits, interactive art installations, design and art panel discussions, open studios, hands-on family workshops, film screenings, ticketed dinners, and more. ICDF is a key program of NYCxDesign The Festival, highlighting Brooklyn’s design district.

Opening Night

Thursday, May 12 is the opening night of ICDF. Be the first to see the festival's exhibits, a meet-and-greet at The Maker’s Guild, panel discussions, and a film screening in partnership with Architecture and Design Film Festival featuring artwork by Katie Merz sponsored by Casper.

Open Studios

A celebration of the hundreds of artists, makers, and artisans #UpstairsatIC. ICDF weekend is a moment for members of the public to visit, explore, and meet the diverse array of small business owners making and creating at IC.

The Talks @ ICDF

A platform for expert panelists to discuss the interaction of design and art, fashion, planning, disaster recovery, rebuilding, and more. The Talks will host experts from a diverse range of institutions and organizations like Cooper Hewitt, Central Saint Martins, NYC Jewelry Week, People in Places, and more. The Talks @ ICDF will run throughout the entire festival.

Central St. Martinss: Design Transforms Borders

The platform invites participants to join live studios of ceramic making, dinners and debates promoting access, learning and social justice with communities of Sunset Park, Brooklyn. Led by design specialists from Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London and human rights activist organizations Touching Land and Territorial Empathy. See listing for all programs.

IC Local: Tools! Exhibit

Curated by Adrian Madlener, the show surveys individuals and companies based in IC and highlights the essential device, machine, program, or system that each entity employs in their day-to-day practice. These tools offer behind-the-scenes insight into their unique production processes.

The Makers Guild

An immersive shopping destination, where design studio meets retail. Meet and greet with the makers while they are showcasing their craft.

The Collision Project Art Tour

The Collision Project utilizes the campus as a diverse and flexible testing ground for artists and visionaries. Tour the campus via the art map, and witness the new art elevators coming to live during the week.

Full Festival Line-Up

See the complete list of happenings during IC Design Festival.

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