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Spotlight on the Garment District Shines On

Last night’s panel, Made in Midtown: The Garment District Today and Tomorrow, was a huge success. More than 250 people came out to hear Tim Gunn, of television’s Project Runway, moderate a discussion on the future of New York’s Garment District. See photos below. Join MAS next Tuesday, June 15, as we pick up where last night’s panel left off. We’ll be discussing Urban Creative Districts.

The story of New York City cannot be told without understanding the role dynamic creative communities play in defining the identity of particular neighborhoods. Drawing on the Design Trust study, Made in Midtown, this discussion will invite leading creative thinkers and practitioners to imagine the future of the Garment District as an urban creative ecosystem. Panelists will discuss the cultural, economic, and social contributions of creative communities, and explore how improved visibility of the activities within these neighborhoods can strengthen those creative industries and New York City.

Deborah Marton, executive director, Design Trust for Public Space, will moderate a panel including: Simon Collins, dean, School of Fashion, Parsons the New School for Design; Fred Dust, partner, IDEO; Harvey Molotch, professor of Sociology and Metropolitan Studies, New York University; Andrew Oshrin president and CEO, Milly LLC; and Sarah Williams, director, Columbia University Spatial Information Design Lab.