Thursday, November 14, 2019
San Francisco, CA (October 1, 2019) – The Museum of Craft and Design (MCD) is pleased to announce the special event Designing Change: An Evening with Roman Mars on Thursday, November 14, 2019.
With over 360 million downloads, 99% Invisible is one of the most popular design podcasts in the world. MCD welcomes host and creator Roman Mars to Minnesota Street Project for a live multimedia presentation examining unnoticed design that shapes our world. Following the presentation, there will be a private reception and meet and greet with Mars at the Museum of Craft and Design.
JoAnn Edwards, MCD Executive Director notes, “We have been inspired by Roman Mars’ insightful and fascinating storytelling, shedding light on the ‘invisible’ world of design. It was a perfect fit to invite Mars to speak about the unsung creators whose designs have revolutionized modern life.” MCD’s Designing Change series focuses on the ability of creative individuals to inspire meaningful change for themselves and their communities.
Designing Change: An Evening with Roman Mars is generously supported by Brookfield Properties Pier 70, Foundation Capital, Minnesota Street Project and IDEO U.
This event is presented alongside the exhibition Dead Nuts: a search for the unlimited machined object, on view at the Museum of Craft and Design through December 1, 2019.
Designing Change Event Details
7:00–8:00 PM | Lecture and Q&A | Minnesota Street Project (1275 Minnesota St., San Francisco)
8:30–9:30 PM | Private Reception and Meet & Greet | Museum of Craft and Design (2569 Third St., San Francisco)
Lecture and Q&A | $30 for the public, $25 for MCD members and students
Lecture and Q&A with Reception and Meet & Greet | $60 for the public, $55 for MCD members and students
Tickets available here. For more information, interview requests and press passes, contact Sarah Beth Rosales at [email protected] or 415.773.0303
About Roman Mars
Roman Mars is the host and creator of 99% Invisible, a radio show about design and architecture. With over 360 million downloads, 99% Invisible is one of the most popular podcasts in the world. Fast Company named him one of the 100 Most Creative People in 2013. He was a TED main stage speaker in 2015 and his presentation is currently the most popular Ted Talk about design with over 5.7 million views. His crowdfunding campaigns have raised over $1.16 million, making him the highest-funded journalist in Kickstarter history. He is also a co-founder of Radiotopia, a collective of ground-breaking story-driven podcasts.
About the Museum of Craft and Design
Celebrating 15 years with DESIGN15, the Museum of Craft and Design (MCD) is the only museum in San Francisco devoted to craft and design. Founded in 2004, MCD showcases designers, makers and artists through an exciting and distinctive series of craft and design-focused exhibitions and public programs. As a non-collecting institution, the museum actively collaborates with artists, designers, museums and universities, as well as design venues and practitioners to create inspirational experiences in the world of craft and design for visitors of all ages. Learn more at sfmcd.org.