The Facilitators 

Sam Bennett ︎︎︎ MFA Interior Design
Ari Elefterin ︎︎︎ MFA Industrial Design

Sam & Ari believe in creating spaces that facilitate open, equitable, and honest community dialog. As practicing designers, researchers, and educators, they work across disciplines in  global firms, higher-education, and community-driven art initiatives.Through incorporating slow research, speculative thinking, and experimental ethnographic methods, both aim to advocate for healthy futures for people and the planet.

Select Professional Collaborations 
Nike, Martha Stewart Living, Converse, Parsons School of Design, Pratt Institute, New Jersey Institute of Technology, and more. 

Research & Exhibitions Industrial Design Society of America International Conference, International Contemporary Furniture Fair, NYC x Design Week, Design Principals and Practice, Art School Pedagogy 2.0 Conference, National Conference on the Beginning Design Student, Interiors: Design/Architecture/Culture, and more. 

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© Sam Bennett & Ari Elefterin — 2021