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Want to suggest an event?  Email us!  March 3-March 9, 2013

1/ Inspire/Make Workshop: Make
Inspire/Make Teen Program is a series of free weekend classes for high-school (grades 9-12) students who want to learn how to design and develop digital and electronic media. If you’d like to be involved to teach a workshop, support future workshops as a sponsor, or have any additional questions regarding the program, please contact Stacey Panousopoulos, AIGA/NY Chapter Manager at
When: Sunday, March 3, 2013, 1:30pm-5:30pm
Where: Harlem School for the Arts, 645 St Nicholas Ave @ W. 141st Street
Price: Free and open to high-school students

2/ Hacking Life: Using Creativity to Break into the System
The Hacking Life series will focus each month on a different creative profession, bringing emerging and more established visionaries together in conjunction with MAD’s After The Museum Exhibition. In March, Chilean born artist, designer, director, raconteur, Sebastian Errazuriz, will talk about the ways he hacks the world around him to advance his own work, applying his creative process to the factors that contribute to his success as much as the final works themselves.
When:  Thursday, March 7, 2013, 6:30pm-8pm
Where:  Museum of Arts and Design 2 Columbus Circle, NYC
Price:  $10 AIGA members, $30 general public

3/ Fame, Fortune, Fun & Freedom: Why We Design
Ken Carbone and Leslie Smolan share the joint pursuit of Fame, Fortune, Fun, and Freedom as told in their newly released book, Dialogue: What Makes A Great Design Partnership.. In this talk, moderated by Matteo Bologna of Mucca Design, they will reveal a behind-the-scenes look at their process, their favorite projects, and the defining moments in the development of the firm.
When: Thursday, March 7, 2013, 6:30pm-8pm
Where: Type Directors Club, 347 West 36th Street, Suite 603, NYC
Price: $5 TDC members, $15 students, $20 general public

4/ Emerging Voices: graciastudio; SO-IL
Emerging Voices spotlights individuals and firms based in the United States, Canada, or Mexico with distinct design voices and the potential to influence the disciplines of architecture, landscape design, and urbanism. graciastudio designs buildings reflective of regional labor, materials, and markets, particularly as they influence construction. SO-IL, the office of Florian Idenburg and Jing Liu, uses abstraction to digest the contextual and programmatic needs of a project, producing a refined response to site and function developed from iterative studies of form and information that “clarify the essence of an idea.”
When: Thursday, March 7, 2013, 7pm
Where: Rose Auditorium, The Cooper Union, 41 Cooper Square, NYC
Price: Free Arch League members, $10 general public

5/ Will Eisner Special Sketch Night
Special sketch night to celebrate the legacy of the father of the graphic novel.
When: Thursday, March 7, 2013, 6:30pm-9:30pm
Where: Society of Illustrators, 128 East 63rd Street, NYC
Price: $7 students, $15 general public

6/ The Art of Harvey Kurtzman
Opening reception for Art of Harvey Kurtzman. Ongoing exhibition through May 11, 2013.
When: Thursday, March 7, 2013, 6:30pm
Where: Society of Illustrators, 128 East 63rd Street, NYC
Price: $15 suggested donation

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