22 May 2024 - 22 May 2024


19:00 PM - 21:00 PM


FL1, 84 Withers St, Brooklyn, NY 11211, Stati Uniti, New York City - USA


In-person event

Creativity has become one of the most important skills for all professionals, but what does it mean? How can we improve the world we live in through creativity? Can you learn to be creative? And is it enough?

IED organizes an event on May 22nd with a conversation with a selection of its remarkable alumni based in NYC sharing their personal vision on their educational background in Italy, and discuss how their knowledge has been making a difference while working on the NYC creative industry.  

The Brooklyn studio Salotto, home of Italian excellence and innovation in the arts and design, will host this event in which former students will talk with Riccardo Balbo, IED Academic Director. A moment to observe what is around us, share good practices and bring new vision on today’s global challenges.  

Artist Emiliano Ponzi, design and managing director at Design Group Italia Gabriel Zangari, Artemide’s head of marketing in North America Sophie Herslow and founder and VP Global - Creative Direction - Design and innovation Estee Lauder Inc group Gabriele Chiave will discuss the needs of today’s market and how design education schools in Europe are adapting their curriculums to ask the right questions and find meaningful solutions for common goods.  

The increasing complexity and interconnection of the world requires new ways of thinking and update constantly your skills. Creativity, in this context, arises as a response to imagining a more equitable, sustainable, inclusive future, in which shared resources are cultivated, protected, and accessible to all. But, to do so, it is only possible with a strong set of values and ethical commitment.  

Join us to understand how diverse perspectives on understanding the world that surrounds us can bring new opportunities in today’s creative fields. In this sense, the Culture of Italian Design brought a new approach and offered a precise mindset to interpret contemporaneity.  

The talk will be followed by a networking session with a cocktail.  


Entrance is free until the full capacity is reached.  

Registration is mandatory by registering here