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San Diego Design Week 2021 to celebrate design across San Diego-Tijuana region

San Diego Design Week 2021 to celebrate design across San Diego-Tijuana region

The second-annual San Diego Design Week (SDDW) returns from Sept. 8-12 to celebrate the power of design to shape perspectives and the world we live in. Through a combination of 89 in-person experiences and live online workshops, this five-day showcase will celebrate some of the most noteworthy design-focused pioneers and projects in the San Diego-Tijuana region—one of only two finalists to be named World Design Capital in 2024.

Presented by Mingei International Museum, this binational event opens up a world of opportunities for everyone in the region to exchange ideas, collaborate, and learn about design in a myriad of industries – including everything from interior and landscape design, to fashion, graphic design, technology, architecture, culinary arts and more.

The first-ever San Diego Design Week launched in 2020 to celebrate creativity in all forms, and cultivate a space where one can both inspire and be inspired. The COVID-19 pandemic propelled creative thinking to new heights, as SDDW adopted a virtual format to keep participants and guests safe. This year, the event’s hybrid format embraces the start of gathering in-person again, while prioritizing health and safety. These events will include presentations, studio tours, workshops, and self-guided tours hosted by groups in the binational community. 

“This week isn’t just about appreciating design as it currently exists, but about what it can inspire in the future,” said Patricia Cué, creative director of Mingei International Museum. “The Design= theme reminds us of the true range and impact of the design field. It can be fun, it can be educational, and it can push us toward compassion for other human beings and equity within our region.”

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About San Diego Design Week

San Diego Design Week is an annual five-day celebration of design featuring presentations, studio tours, workshops, and self-guided tours hosted by groups throughout San Diego's binational design community. Presented and organized by Mingei International Museum, the event is a collaboration between the Museum and a committee of local design leaders who assist in organizing and curating each year's event. Programs feature all disciplines of design — from interior and landscape design, to fashion, graphic design, technology, architecture, culinary arts and more — with the intent to give special access with the aim to spotlight new projects, create opportunities for learning and dialogue exchange, and show the potential for provide designers the opportunity to share bold perspectives, to inspire change and envision a new future. 

About Mingei International Museum

Exactly three years after closing for a transformative construction project, Mingei International Museum will reopen to the public on September 3, 2021. Located in San Diego’s Balboa Park, Mingei International Museum collects, preserves, and exhibits “Art of the World, Art of the People,” including folk art, craft, and design from all eras and cultures of the world. Established in 1978, Mingei honors anonymous craftsmen from ancient times to contemporary designers. The Museum opens a window on the great world, revealing similarities and distinctions of individuals and cultures through enduring expressions of human creativity. The Museum also provides the opportunity for an ever-increasing number of people of diverse ages and backgrounds to explore and express their own creativity. A nonprofit institution funded by admission, individuals, and regional support, the Museum offers inspiring exhibitions and diverse community and educational programs to more than 100,000 visitors a year.