david-walczyk-backgroundThe Ariadne’s Thread that I have followed through the maze of life has been my commitment to the creative personality and the value of creative expression to the progressive development of individuals and culture. For me, living the creative life is where I find relationships and meaning and where assertiveness exists in relationship with compassion.


I have presented my ideas and led workshops both domestically and internationally. For a partial list of my keynotes, curations, invited presentations, workshops, seminars, print publications, and higher education courses click here.

I am thankful for being named a Teacher of the Year at New York University (NYU) where I have taught for over 15 years. I am the co-author of the evaluation criteria for the (Buckminster) Fuller Challenge which is considered to be “socially-responsible designs highest award.” I am the creator of the Fuller Challenge Fellowship Program for young socially-responsible designers. As a designer, I have won two awards both while employed at General Electric Research and Development.


I was a Public Policy Fellow at the United States National Academy of Science in Washington D.C., where I worked on policy related to the value of the creative practices to American culture and prosperity. I have also evaluated 10’s of millions of dollars of grants for the United States Government.

I was a visiting scholar at the United States Library of Congress in Washington D.C., and am a co-founder of the Cultural Information Lab at Pratt Institute where I taught graduate school for seven years.