Elevating community voices to create a uniquely DC exhibit

Join the DC Public Library and the design team behind the community-centered permanent exhibit installed as a part of the modernization of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library.

Learn how deep design research with long-time residents, local creatives, and teens informed design concepts prototyped with people in all four quadrants of DC at various neighborhood library branches, and how this prototyping led to the now completed program. Explore how community interactions were developed, tested, and are now live as residents engage with an exhibits program that is resonant, vibrant, and unambiguously community-driven.

After a talk featuring the design process, participants are invited to explore the exhibit itself.

Light refreshments will be provided from Teaism by our sponsor HAWJ Studio.

This event was put together in partnership with Openbox Design and was made possible by our sponsor DC Public Library.

In-person safety guidance

All attendees must wear a mask for this event.

COVID-19 is hard to predict: What happens if in-person events need to be canceled?

When possible, in-person events will be moved to Zoom and a refund should not be expected. If an event is canceled in its entirety, a refund will be issued. In either scenario you will be notified immediately.

Accessibility and accommodations

  • A sign language interpreter will not be present unless requested. If requested, we will do our best to employ a sign language interpreter for the event.
  • The venue is ADA accessible.
  • Accessible bathrooms are available at the venue.

If you need any additional accommodations, please contact us using a method that works best for you:

We honor your privacy. No identifying information like your name is required to request an accommodation, and all details will be deleted once completed.

You can learn more about how we’re making DC Design Week an accessible experience by visiting our accessibility statement.

Code of conduct

All AIGA DC events adhere to our Code of Conduct.

About DC Design Week

Built and run by 100% volunteer power, DC Design Week is an annual celebration of our community — hosted by AIGA DC. Ten percent of all revenue from DCDW events and all profit this year go toward the Design Continuum Fund (DCF) scholarship fund. We believe in fostering the next generation of designers by helping local, design-minded and underrepresented students as they pursue their education. Interested in becoming a member? To gain early access to our most exclusive events and year-long discounts, sign up to become a member today!

When & Where
Mon, Oct 17, 2022 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT
Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library
901 G Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20001