A live interactive performance project during NYCxDesign invites participants to explore how gendered behavior influences perspective

With the overwhelming amount of stuff to see during NYCxDesign, it can be a challenge to get any message across beyond ‘does it look cool or not?’ Tackling a topic such as how design effects the way we identify with gender risks being too heady for an event that sometimes concerns itself with who’s serving the best champagne at their SoHo party.

The students in the 10-week Design Performance taught by Sinclair Smith at SVA’s Products of Design department took up the challenge and knew that getting people’s attention meant getting them out of their comfort zone.

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