THIS YEAR'S THEME: INVISIBILITY

The evolution of the human condition can be defined as a slow revealing of the invisible. From the makeup of our cells to the bias in our social systems, humanity evolves step by step when we reveal what was once hidden. How might we continue to reveal intangible aspects of society and human behaviors? How can we restore visibility to the unseen, unheard communities disenfranchised/displaced by power and politics? In the face of unprecedented social issues emerging from the ongoing refugee crisis how do we highlight contradictions of different inclusion strategies? What aspects are better left invisible?

At VergeNYC 2017, we highlight Invisibility as an opportunity for new strategies to impact our societies. We can use design and transdisciplinary collaboration as acts of seeing, revealing, and creating new perceptions which investigate invisibility.


In the mornings, we will have a series of talks and workshops delivered by professionals, experts and thought-leaders.
See the line-up
 

In the afternoons, the conversation groups around INVISIBILITY are the core of the conference –  a small mix of students, professionals and academics. 
See the conversations

On the evenings, we'll provide the opportunity to socialize and connect. One of the best parts of any event is meeting new people!

 

Pictures by Mashal Khan