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Multifesto: A Communal Design Manifesto was an initiative created to coincide with the release of Multiple Signatures (Rizzoli) by Michael Rock and the inaugural NYCxDesign festival. Multifesto is comprised of three-word design manifestos contributed by designers from diverse aesthetic, disciplinary, and geographic backgrounds. Using a simple mad-lib format — verb + preposition + noun — the Multifesto frames design as a verb: an active engagement with the world around us.

The first iteration of Multifesto went live during NYCxDESIGN from May 6–21, 2013. During the festival, selections from the ever-growing Multifesto were broadcast in 7,000 New York City taxis via TaxiTV and on multiple urban screens in Times Square. Multifesto was also incorporated in Architizer's first annual A+ Awards Gala, as part of the winner's acceptance speeches.

To join the global conversation submit your 3-word design manifesto at


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Speaker Christine Quinn announcing the launch of Multifesto at the NYCxDesign press conference in Times Square.
Multifesto at the Thomson Reuters screen in Times Square during NYCxDesign 2013
Multifesto animations displayed in Taxi TVs during NYCxDesign