Design Week RI

(9.22) Events, parties, talks, tours: Design Week RI starts Thursday.

35+ events, 12+ design disciplines, 10 days, 7 featured speakers, 6 panels, 5 parties, 4 open studios, 1 state… DESIGN WEEK RI 2018 is going to be an amazing experience full of discovery and celebration. This year, #designweekri brings you discussions and panels on many relevant issues in the design world today: the importance of multidisciplinary collaboration in making good design and how to design to solve wicked problems (the housing crisis, a dying environment, addiction etc).

A scroll through the list of daily events gives you an overview of the wide range of events.

Friday kickoff party, 7pm to 11pm, September 14, celebrates the preservation of 47 Rathbone Street, a former food warehouse market turned creative maker space. The evening features local musicians Geraldine, the Swampbirds and Su Casa.

Saturday block party, 6pm to 9pm, September 15, free and open to the public, 46 Aborn Street in the lot beneath the Shep Fairey mural (seen here going up in 2010).

Design Week RI 2018 runs from September 13 through September 22. (Facebook event page.)

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