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Designing Change

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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.

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.


Graphic with words: Designing Change, Artist Panel, Wednesday June 14, 2023 6-8pm and a man standing looking at art

Artist Panel

An engaging evening of wine, art, and conversation exploring the topic of change with “Fight and Flight: Crafting a Bay Area Life” artists Cheryl Derricotte and Michelle Yi Martin.

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Interview with Purin Phanichphant

Read on to dive into Purin’s artistic and accessible DADA Meditation practice, developed at the start of the pandemic, and continuing today!

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Girls Garage

Check out the Museum of Craft and Design’s Designing Change conversation with Girls Garage Founder and Executive Director, Emily Pilloton.

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Designing Change graphic banner with head shot of Roman Mars for November 14, 2019 event

An Evening with Roman Mars

MCD welcomed host and creator Roman Mars to Minnesota Street Project for a live multimedia presentation examining unnoticed design that shapes our world.

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A Conversation with David Hogg

On December 4, the Museum of Craft and Design welcomed Parkland activist, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student and author David Hogg, to San Francisco to share his personal story and vision for change in our country.

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May 28 @ 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Mobile MakeArt: Stonestown Farmers Market

June 2 @ 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

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June 6 @ 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

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