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EUNIC New York’s ECO Solidarity to Open at WantedDesign Manhattan

A show that elevates design to an existential mission

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EUNIC New York’s ECO Solidarity to Open at WantedDesign Manhattan

Time & Location

May 15, 7:00 PM – May 17, 11:00 PM

New York, Javits Center Roadway, New York, NY 10001, USA

About The Event

The socially conscious architecture practice Atelier AD HOC will represent Romania in the ECO Solidarity showcase, a multidisciplinary initiative that rallies a group of nine European design practitioners who explore radical sustainability in architecture, urban planning, product design and development, energy and waste, standing in solidarity in the face of global humanitarian, public health, and ecological crises.

The exhibition is set up under the aegis of EUNIC, the association of European cultural institutes and cultural attaches working in New York City, as part of WantedDesign Manhattan, the leading American design fair, and is hosted by the Javits Center between May 15-17. Atelier AD HOC’s George Marinescu and Maria Daria Oancea will join other participating designers and architects in a talk about pursuing transformative design solutions to alleviate social ills and sustainability problems, which will take place at Javits Center on Sunday, May 15.

Atelier AD HOC is a Bucharest-based architecture practice focused on the shifting situations of public space, living conditions, property, and land use, as manifested in the everyday life of the city. Founded by architects George Marinescu and Maria Daria Oancea as a dual practice consisting of a design studio and a non-governmental organization, Atelier AD HOC engages with social and spatial vulnerability, dealing with informal or planned aspects of architecture. (Photo credit: Barnabas Neogrady-Kiss)

Participating designers and studios at ECO Solidarity include: EOOS NEXT (Austria), Herrmann & Coufal (Czech Republic), Livable Platform (Flanders, Belgium), MOYA Birch Bark (Germany), AHA Objects (Malta), NASDRA Conscious Design (Poland), SUSDESIGN (Portugal), Atelier AD HOC (Romania), crafting plastics! studio (Slovakia). 

The exhibition is designed and curated by Deborah Wang, architect and artistic director of DesignTO.

ECO Solidarity Talk, Part One: Doing It!

Sunday, May 15, 11: 30 am, Javits Center

Moderated by Simone Rothman, Co-Founder, FutureAir

Presenters: Aha Objects (Malta), Atelier AD HOC (Romania), EOOS Next (Austria), Hermann & Coufal (Czech Republic), Livable Platform (Flanders/Belgium)

Talks are open to all fair attendees and the media, with no reservations required.

The 2022 edition is produced and presented in partnership with EUNIC NY, the European Union National Institutes for Culture, including the Austrian Cultural Forum New York in cooperation with Austrian Federal Economic Chamber and Vienna Business Agency, Delegation of Flanders to the USA , Czech Center New York, Goethe-Institut New York, Arts Council Malta in New York, Romanian Cultural Institute New York, Polish Cultural Institute New York, the Consulate

General of Portugal in New York/ Camões, I.P., Consulate General of Slovakia in New York, and the European Union Delegation to the United Nations.

ECO Solidarity 2022 Advisory Committee includes Jonsara Ruth, co-founder and Design Director, Parsons Healthy Material Labs; Simone Rothman, co-founder, FutureAir; Laurence Carr, founder and CEO, Laurence Carr Inc.

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