MCD’s Designing Change series focuses on the ability of creative individuals to inspire meaningful change for themselves and their communities.

With all of the paradigm shifts and status quo disruptions of 2020, this year’s Designing Change moves away from a single-focus event and instead becomes an ongoing framework for designer, artist and changemaker profiles–allowing MCD to continue to tell the stories of people making a difference, as difference is made.

Keep your eyes on this space, as profiles will take any number of forms, including written articles, collaborative content, educational resources, and interviews conducted by MCD staff and Design Council members.


Interview with Girls Garage

Girls Garage is located in Berkeley, CA and we got to speak with founder Emily Pilloton about the inspiration behind the nonprofit design and building program (and dedicated workspace!) for girls and female-identifying youth ages 9-18. Watch the full interview here!

From immediate PPE production to a total reconfiguration of the way they conduct classes, Girls Garage didn’t hesitate to “fearless and build more” when 2020 took a turn for the worse. This week, get a hands-on introduction to Girls Garage with two MCD@Home projects developed by Emily– including an introduction to their virtual architecture school and the opportunity to win a signed copy of her brand new book, Girls Garage: How to Use Any Tool, Tackle Any Project, and Build the World You Want to See, also available via the MCD Store. 



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