Looking to the Future: The Latino Marketplace as American Marketplace
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)
New York, NY
Free and open to the general public
Seats are assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis to RSVP ticket holders. 5 minutes prior to the start of the event, seats will be made available to those on the waitlist.
In this past November’s election, a record number of Latinos cast ballots for president, constituting the leading edge of an ascendant ethnic voting bloc that is likely to double in size within a generation. Currently, the nation’s 53 million Hispanics comprise 17% of the total U.S. population. Few of us are ignorant of this transformation, but these numbers tell a compelling story. This is not a trend; it is the new reality.
How will the Latino influence affect American identity? In what ways will the emergent and expanding Latino community direct the trends, tastes and preferences of the US majority? NYDesigns and The Division of Continuing Education at the School of Visual Arts invite you to join our panel of political scientists, journalists and futurists to imagine and predict what the future of design, marketing, advertising and consumer-responsive products and services will look like when Latinos represent half or more of America.
Moderated by: Nando Rodriguez and Nepal Asatthawasi.
When & Where
¿Hablas Diseño? at the School of Visual Arts and Créate@NYDesigns
NYDesigns supports and promotes design entrepreneurs from all backgrounds and stages of growth.Initiatives include: a business incubation program for design companies at critical stages of growth; a membership-based fabrication shop for design businesses and professionals; professional classes, workshops and events responsive to developments in the creative industry; and a community forum investigating issues significant to the design professions, anchored both physically at our headquarters in Long Island City, Queens and virtually at www.nydesigns.org.
The ¿Hablas Diseño? program at SVA offers students the opportunity to become professionals in this growing market and are tailored to the unique cultural voice of Hispanic-Americans. The Division of Continuing Education at SVA offers a broad curriculum for personal enrichment and professional development encompassing visual communications, entertainment media, and fine arts, as well as corporate training and courses for undergraduate credit.