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Ryan Swanson

Creative Director
The Urban Conga

Ryan Swanson is a designer, lecturer, and the founder/creative director of The Urban Conga, an award-winning multidisciplinary design studio based in Brooklyn, NY. Ryan’s work is focused on exploring the idea of a “Playable City” as an ecosystem of multiscale playable opportunities intertwined within our existing urban infrastructure that doesn’t just disrupt but adds to our daily lives. His work investigates how these often once overlooked or underutilized situations can turn into inclusive, stimulating creative outlets sparking more equitable, healthy, social, and economic cities and communities. Through this work, Ryan has collaborated with communities, organizations, businesses, governments, and universities worldwide delivering permanent public installations, pop-up playable interventions, workshops, lectures, development plans, and public policy recommendations.

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Events featuring Ryan Swanson
Events featuring Ryan Swanson