San Francisco Design Week

By Miyoko Ohtake / Published by Dwell
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San Francisco is a hotbed for design, spanning the disciplines of art, architecture, graphic design, illustration, and more. Today, the AIGA San Francisco kicks off San Francisco Design Week with a jam-packed schedule of movies, lectures, studio visits, and parties all celebrating “good design” in the Bay Area.

Declared by Mayor Gavin Newsom as "Design Makes a Difference Week," the week begins tonight with the opening of the "50th Anniversary of Communication Arts" exhibit at the AIGA SF office. Highlights for the rest of the week include lectures that range from one asking "What Can Design Do for You?" to another focused on "Bridging the Architect and Landscape Architect Divide"; a screening of Handmade Nation (the film’s director, Faythe Levine, will be speaking about DIY crafting culture at Dwell on Design later this month); a Pecha Kucha night where designers will present their big ideas via 20 slides with 20 sections to talk about each; a visit to the studio of designers Mike and Maaike (who will also be at Dwell on Design, presenting their forward-thinking vision of the car of the future); and Autograph’s first anniversary party.

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Image courtesy of AIGA San Francisco

Miyoko Ohtake


When not writing, Miyoko Ohtake can be found cooking, training for her next marathon, and enjoying all that the City by the Bay and the great outdoors have to offer.

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