In conjunction with the exhibition By the People: Designing a Better America, a Design Talk on the next generation tools of resilience and the design required to meet social, economic, and climate change challenges. Robert Smith from Brooklyn’s Red Hook WIFI initiative shares how their mesh network helped the neighborhood recover from Superstorm Sandy. Dorn Cox, cofounder of Farm Hack, discusses the importance of designing open-source tools for a diversified and just farming system, and architect Laura Baird, from the international architecture firm OMA, describes the innovative urban water strategy OMA’s team designed for densely populated cities.

Moderated by IBM’s  Rizwan Khaliq, CMO, Global Government Industries.

By the People: Designing a Better America is made possible by the generous support of

Additional support is provided by Elizabeth and Lee Ainslie, Deutsche Bank, Gensler, Lily Auchincloss Foundation, Inc., May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation, Inc, New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, Autodesk, and The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation.