We Design

People. Practice. Progress.

“You can’t be what you can’t see.” Marian Wright Edelman

We Design: People. Practice. Progress. brings together creatives from different backgrounds to examine and celebrate the range of career paths, applications, and impact in design. The exhibition features career stories showcasing how people have forged their unique paths into different creative professions; from graffiti artists and architects to civic designers and research scientists, We Design emphasizes the need for more diversity in the design and innovation fields, and highlights the importance of equity and inclusion in terms of generating ideas.

On View FEB 3 – FEB 29, 2020
Boston City Hall
1 City Hall Plaza, Boston, MA

Supported By

The Deborah Munroe Noonan

Memorial Fund

Design Museum is really walking the talk with this exhibition. This is the most diverse group of people I’ve ever worked with.”
Trish Fontanilla, We Design Content Advisory Committee Member

What an opportunity to be intentional about making sure design is as diverse as possible!”
Dr. Darnell L. Williams, President/CEO, Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts

This program is an incredible opportunity to inspire the next generation of creatives.”
Stephanie Shore, Chief Marketing Officer, MOO

Title Address Description
We Design Exhibition
1 City Hall Square, Boston, MA 02108, USA

FEB 3 – FEB 29, 2020

Boston City Hall
1 City Hall Plaza, Boston, MA
Hours: 9am – 5pm

Plan Your Visit

  • Free & Open to the Public
  • Boston City Hall
  • 1 City Hall Plaza, Boston, MA
  • Hours: 9am – 5pm
  • Enter main entrance from Plaza, go through security, and the exhibition is at the top of the main stairway.
  • If entering from Congress St.: go through security, take elevator to 3rd floor, and then up the main stairway.

What To Expect

Apparel & Graphic Designer, Founder, Staple Design

Liz Ogbu
Urban & Social Impact Designer, Studio O

Street Artist

We Design features and celebrates a variety of creative professionals — of differing ages, genders, backgrounds, races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, and abilities — showcasing their unique career paths within the design industries. You’ll see their stories and their work, as well as learn about the impact design makes in our world.

More about this program

We Design

People. Practice. Progress.

An exhibition designed to explore careers in creative industries features designers of many backgrounds.

More info