An online exhibition showcasing how designers from around
the world are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.
San Francisco, CA (June 8, 2020) –The Museum of Craft and Design presents Design by Distance, a virtual exhibition available to the public online through December 31, 2020. This exhibition showcases how designers from around the world are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic through the development of objects, garments, accessories, and space planning. Curated by Ginger Gregg Duggan and Judith Hoos Fox of c2-curatorsquared, Design by Distance highlights designers who are proposing new forms. These proposals, some meant for production, others speculative, offer commentary on the range of needs and emotions elicited by facing a pandemic. Humor and satire, albeit of a gallows sort, results in masks, emoji sets, and mechanisms for maintaining social distance, a term that has become part of a collective cultural zeitgeist nearly overnight.