Austin Design Week's virtual events informed by COVID-19, diversity, new projects
Austin Design Week is coming in November, and, like many events, it will be virtual this year. The week, Nov. 7-13, showcases what’s happening in local design across different industries.
It’s free, but you have to register for each event. You can find the complete schedule with registration links here: austindesignweek.org/2020-schedule.
Some of the highlights include:
Design-A-Thon Kickoff and Mini-Pitch Competition: 1-4 p.m. Nov. 7.
Park Space: Reimaging Our Parks for Physical Distancing and Access for All: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 9-13.
Designing a Field Hospital for COVID-19 Patients: 9 a.m. Nov. 9
Designing Equitable Communities: 2 p.m. Nov. 9
Antiracism Activation Kit: 8:30 a.m. Nov. 10
Turning on a Dime: Pivoting Your Business to Empower Communities During Times of Crisis: 10:30 a.m. Nov. 10
Art and Architecture: Embracing Artisans and Craftspeople to Design Memorable Experiences: Noon Nov. 10
Within 6 Feet: How a Reimagined Student Mentorship Program Allows Those Suffering from Alzheimer’s to Have a Space for Connection, Noon Nov. 10
Diversity in the Interior Design Industry, Stepping Into Your Power, Allyship and Representation, 1 p.m. Nov. 10
Designing for a Sustainable Future: A Circular Design Workshop, 3 p.m. Nov. 10
Austin’s Transit Moonshot: The Making of Project Connect: 6:30 p.m. Nov. 10
People Helping People: Design’s Role in Elevating and Understanding Human Needs in Crisis Response: 8:30 a.m. Nov. 1
From Parking Lots to Parks: A Catalyst of Transformation at Highland ACC: 11:30 a.m. Nov. 11
Design Improve: Introduction to Industrial Design Process: 7 p.m. Nov. 11
Embracing Uncertainty: Using Strategic Foresight to Examine What’s Next: 10:30 a.m. Nov. 12
Embrace Community through Cross-cultural Design: 4 p.m. Nov. 12
A Remote Prototype Workshop for COVID Future Experience Design: 10 a.m. Nov. 13
Reshaping the Face of Design: 1:30 p.m. Nov. 13
Where are the Black Graphic Designers?: 50 Years of History and Advocacy, 6 p.m. Nov. 13