Dezeen and A/D/O present Spirit of the City talks about New York's creative scene

Dezeen is hosting a series of panel discussions at Brooklyn creative space A/D/O, with a lineup of New York-based designers and architects who will share their experiences of living and working in the city.

The Spirit of the City talk series coincides with an outdoor installation of the same name at A/D/O, which was designed by British studio United Visual Artists and comprises a set of gold-mirrored rotating columns.

Moderated by Dezeen's US editor Dan Howarth, each panel will feature local architects and designers, and revolve around the creative scene in New York.

The Spirit of the City talks coincide with an installation of the same name at A/D/O

The first will take place 7 August 2018 and focus on design. Panelists will include artist Fernando Mastrangalo, designer Leilani Zahn and Ladies and Gentlemen Studio co-founder Dylan Davis.

Mastrangalo produces work that ranges from furniture and home accessories to sculpture and interiors. Last year, he launched a collection of rugs inspired by melting ice caps and climate change.

Zahn is the founder of interior design studio For Reference, and styled an exhibition for New York gallery The Future Perfect during last year's NYCxDesign festival.

Based in Brooklyn, Ladies and Gentlemen Studio is run by Davis and partner Jean Lee, who largely design objects for the home. Recent projects include a tranquil indoor garden the duo created for Muji, using materials from the Japanese brand's product line.

Designed by UK studio United Visual Artists, the courtyard installation comprises a set rotating gold-mirrored columns

The first Spirit of the City talk will be held at A/D/O in Brooklyn's Greenpoint neighbourhood at 6:30pm on Tuesday 7 August 2018. Register your interest here. Seats are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-serve basis. The talk will also be streamed live on Dezeen's Facebook page.

Details of the second talk in the series will be announced in the coming weeks. The Spirit of the City installation is open to the public for free, and will remain on view at A/D/O until 2 September 2018.