I want to thank you first and foremost all the expoTENtial curators who have followed me (blindly and heartedly) in this adventure. I thank them for their trust and courage, inspiration and dedicated hard work. I call them my super powerladies: Amelia Black, Anna Cosentino, Elizabeth T. Jones, Erin Kissane, Jacqueline Khiu, Julie Lasky, Johanna Lenander, Sarah Lidgus, Shonquis Moreno, and Leslie Wellott.
Of course this project would not have been possible without you, my dear design friends, without this crème de la crème sampling represented in this project. Thank you to all of you for your generous, critical, passionate, at times vascillating yet dedicated commitment to making this project happen–one lab at a time. Really, one thousand sincere thank youz to Urshula Barbour, Ayse Birsel, Andrew Blackwell, Matteo Bologna, Paul Carlos, Glen Cummings, Liz Danzico, Carla Diana, Alistair Bramley, Richard Whitehall, Dominique Gonfard, David Heasty, Hjialti Karlsson, Jan Wilker, Robyne Kassen, Sarah Gluck, Jennifer Kinon, Bobby Martin Jr., Sarah Klein, Chris Leong, Dominic Leong, Zach Lieberman, Mark McKenna, Melissa Mongiat, Mouna Amale, Andrea Ruggiero, Laurie Shoeman, Michael Szivos, So Takahashi, Scott VanderVoort, Tucker Viemeister. Did i forget anyone? You are my NY design world.
A special thank you to Paul and Urshula at Pure+Applied for their ongoing and kind support, their super smart logo/identity design, and their upcoming exhibit design at the Center for Architecture. Also, a big merci to Michael Szivos at SOFTlab for a fantastic website design and a kick-ass Kickstarter video.
Thank you to Alice Twemlow for connecting me with her students, Vera Sacchetti and Kim Birks, two bright SVA Design Criticism fresh graduates, who helped me launch the expoTENtial site and PR outreach.
Thank you to our institutional and cultural partners: Rick Bell and Rosamond Fletcher at the Center for Architecture for their long-standing trust and professional friendship; Karen Wong, Corinne Erni, Annie Wachnicki, Jody Kuh at the New Museum’s Festival of Ideas for the New City for including us in their super Streetfest block party; Odile Hainaut and Claire Pijoulat at Wanted Design NYC for their inspirational 24-hour design drive; Anne Guiney at the Institute for Urban Design for inviting us to partake in their upcoming Urban Design Week in September.
Thank you to the City of New York agents who have been supportive of this project, Charles McKinney and Nette Compton at Parks & Rec; Chenda Fruchter and Joe Morrisroe at DOITT; Wendy Feuer and Emily Colasacco at the DOT Urban Art program.
Finally, a quick thank you to our international advisory board and jury to come (a little job TBD awaits them in the near future, they don’t know yet :) Stay tuned Paola Antonelli, MoMA; Bill Menking, The Architect’s Newspaper; Jamer Hunt, Parsons; Susanna Sirefman, Dovetail Design Strategists; Marie-Josée Lacroix, Design Commissioner at the City of Montreal, CAN; John Thackara, Doors of Perception, FR/UK; Ricky Burdett, London School of Economics, UK; Rudi Baur, Integral Design, SWITZ/FR; Jens Martin Skidbed, World Economic Forum Young Leaders, DK; and Traci Metz, Urban design writer, NL.