Festival registration is open! Design Week 2020 runs virtually from August 3-7.
You deserve to take up space.
We'll say it again: you deserve to take up space!
Many of us have encountered experiences or spaces in our lives where we have had to shrink ourselves to fit in. Maybe it was being squeezed painfully by the arms of a theater chair that was too small for our body, or getting the stink eye from a stranger at a park for enjoying our music too loudly, or choosing to stay home instead of attend an exciting event because the venue was not accessible to our physical needs.
We have also hopefully been places where we felt free to be our full selves: to spread our limbs and move intuitively, to express how we really feel, to breathe deeply. Comfort is an essential element in our ability to be our most expansive selves, and the spaces and systems in which we operate have an immense impact on our well-being. Our shared COVID experience has made us all the more aware of the pain of inaccess to our beloved places. Recent protesting has angled a focused lens toward the question of who has the right to our public spaces.
We can practice taking up space by holding space for others. We are more powerful changemakers as a community! This event will emphasize building connection across creative fields and elevating other awesome folks who are helping us be authentic people and inclusive designers. Come hear from the incredible:
This event will now be hosted ONLINE! Zoom access info will show up in your inbox the day of the event.
This event was previously scheduled at the Fully Showroom, a great place to experiment with taking up space. We recommend you check them out when it is safe to do so!
Pricing + Donations
If able, please consider donating a recommended $5 or more for your digital access to this event. Profit from this event will be split among our phenomenal panelists as appreciation for their time sharing their lived experiences and expertise.
Our gorgeous event illustration is by M. Sabine Rear.
This event is for you if you...
Informal/Function is run by Hannah Silver. It exists to make space for collective inquiry, best practices development, and interdisciplinary camaraderie through social justice-informed architectural design education and facilitation.