Congratulations to the dynamic team at Design Trust for Public Space, for putting this vital pop up exhibit and dialogue in motion. Guy Trebay of the NY Times Fashion & Style section also had a thing or two to say recently about urban ecosystems and place-based creativity zones. The "interconnected network of designers, wholesalers, buttonmakers, trimmings houses, patternmakers, pieceworkers, laborers, carters, shippers, consumers and retailers...drive fashion innovation and entrepreneurship."
"Made in Midtown is about much more than fashion. It's about one of the last neighborhoods in Manhattan that has not yet been remade by recent waves of new development. It's about jobs and immigrant workers. It's about the decisions city officials make to support certain kinds of businesses and land-use development, whether it's baseball stadiums, high-rise condominiums, or factories."
Participate and contribute to the dialogue here and here. Sustainability and (bio)diversity come in many shapes and forms. Texture rules.