desigNYC and Design With Benefits teamed up in 2014 to create the first annual MAKINGOODESIGN event series, a celebration of the innovative people and companies using design for social good. Their hope was to bring the local design-for-good community together, and to give everyone a reason to get to know each other better. 

Check out some of past years' events below, and then get excited for our upcoming programming in May 2016!


May 9 - 11 2014

Pop-up Shop at the BKLYN DESIGNS Street Fair in DUMBO

Awesome design objects for sale

Awesome design objects for sale

Join us for a pop-up shop on Jay Street in DUMBO on Friday May 9 through Sunday May 11. 

Browse social impact goods from Design With Benefits, colorful modern furniture from RAD, and NYC's first Bench Diary at BKLYN DESIGNS street fair in Dumbo.

May 10 2014

New Models for the Business of Design for Social Change 

Wendy Goodman, Design Editor, New York Magazine

Wendy Goodman, Design Editor, New York Magazine

Panel discussion co-presented by Pratt, and moderated by Wendy Goodman.

Panelists will include David Frisco of Pratt, Tania Garbe of Design With Benefits, Christy Everett of Respondé Furnishings, and Jennifer Krichels + Jean Lin of Reclaim NYC.

May 20 2015

(MAKINGOOD)ESIGN AWARDS

(MAKINGOOD)ESIGN AWARDS

We celebrated the 2nd annual MAKINGOODESIGN Awards at the wonderful Teknion showroom. Congratulations to our 2015 award winners: No Longer Empty, Center for Urban Pedagogy, Design Ignites Change, Design Trust for Public Space, and the Alpha Workshops! 

May 15 2014

Good-Maker Awards with AIANY ENYA at the NYDC

Party at the New York Design Center

Party at the New York Design Center

Meet some of the most innovative design do-gooders in the city, help Figment put together the Governor's Cup Pavilion, and get a custom illustrated notebook designed for you LIVE by one of our phenomenal artist participants. 

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