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 DEC 6, 2019 – JAN 31, 2020
Bow Market
1 Bow Market Way, Somerville, 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 Bow Market Way, Somerville, MA 02143, USA

DEC 6, 2019 – JAN 31, 2020

Bow Market
1 Bow Market Way, Somerville, MA
Hours: Open 24/7

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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.


We Design

People. Practice. Progress.

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

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