WALK THE TALK

 
Of Couse Walk the Talk

NYC is the biggest playground in the world for almost anything. In different pockets of the city such as, old lofts, community gardens, and even home kitchens, some of the most inspiring leaders are shaping our future into a conscious and purposeful one.

In this fun and immersive experience, we will get a sneak peek behind the scenes of NYC’s most cutting-edge and transformative initiatives that bring purpose to the forefront of our actions.

We'll start with a happy hour in the magical North Brooklyn Farm, where we'll hear about the vision of this community garden and space and watch a breathtaking sunset.

We'll then embark on a journey with the incredible designer Ayse Birsel and author of the best selling book Design The Life You Love. We'll learn how to be the designer of our lives, based on her transformative deconstruction and reconstruction methodology.

We'll finish with an inspiring talk and workshop with Celine Semaan, founder of the Slow Factory who has coined the term “fashion activism”, i.e. using fashion as a medium for social change.

This tour is designed to open our eyes to the little things we can each do that create a huge positive impact. You’ll leave inspired to take action in your own life and work that benefit yourself and society.

  Ayse Birsel  is the Co-founder and Creative Director of   Birsel + Seck,   the award-winning design and innovation studio working with Herman Miller, GE, Colgate-Palmolive, IKEA, and Toyota among others. The New York-based designer is the creator of    Design the Life You Love     ,   a book and coursework that teaches designers and non-designers how to create a meaningful life using her design process, Deconstruction: Reconstruction™. Ayse was identified by Fast Company as one of the world’s most creative people and is on the Thinkers50 Radar List of the 30 management thinkers most likely to shape the future of organizations.

Ayse Birsel is the Co-founder and Creative Director of Birsel + Seck, the award-winning design and innovation studio working with Herman Miller, GE, Colgate-Palmolive, IKEA, and Toyota among others. The New York-based designer is the creator of Design the Life You Love, a book and coursework that teaches designers and non-designers how to create a meaningful life using her design process, Deconstruction: Reconstruction™. Ayse was identified by Fast Company as one of the world’s most creative people and is on the Thinkers50 Radar List of the 30 management thinkers most likely to shape the future of organizations.

  Celine Semaan Vernon  is a Designer, Advocate, Writer, and Founder. She is on the  Board of Directors of AIGA NY  and is an  MIT Media Lab Director’s Fellow . Her work has been featured in  the New York Times ,  Vogue ,  Refinery29 ,  Scientific American , Fast Company ,  Teen Vogue  and many more. Her recent venture   Slow Factory   is a cult brand and fashion tech lab that responsibly manufactures fashion apparel by merging high-resolution digital prints of scientific images from NASA with the highest quality natural fabrics selling online only as well as exclusive collaboration with the MoMA Store, Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, and the Space Museum.

Celine Semaan Vernon is a Designer, Advocate, Writer, and Founder. She is on the Board of Directors of AIGA NY and is an MIT Media Lab Director’s Fellow. Her work has been featured in the New York TimesVogueRefinery29Scientific American,Fast CompanyTeen Vogue and many more. Her recent venture Slow Factory is a cult brand and fashion tech lab that responsibly manufactures fashion apparel by merging high-resolution digital prints of scientific images from NASA with the highest quality natural fabrics selling online only as well as exclusive collaboration with the MoMA Store, Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, and the Space Museum.