Home as sanctuary: Curating physical spaces for mental wellbeing

Join this two-part interactive workshop to understand how interior space affects every aspect of your wellbeing, and learn strategies to promote wellness in your home and everyday life.

Part 1: Knowledge Exchange

In this expert panel, moderated by The Oasis Alliance’s Founder and CEO Danielle Woodhouse Johnson, three interior design and mental wellness experts will weigh in on the connection between space and wellbeing.

Panelists & their specialties:

  • Cathy Guerra, Nature
  • Phylicia Ghee, Emotion
  • Jessica Bantom, Color

You’ll have an opportunity to ask questions during the Q&A.

Part 2: Deeper Dives

Break into small groups led by our speakers to participate in a hands-on activity focused on the speciality areas discussed during the panel.

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

This workshop was put together in partnership with The Oasis Alliance, a local nonprofit that brightens the lives of trauma survivors by co-designing personalized spaces that encourage recovery, growth, and mental wellbeing. A portion of the proceeds will go to The Oasis Alliance to support their work.

This event was made possible by our sponsors Eaton DC and HAWJ Studio.

In-person safety guidance

We recommend that everyone wear a mask when they aren’t eating or drinking.

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.

How to prepare

To prepare for the workshop, take pictures of your home to use as a visual prompt during the breakout group activity.

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.
  • There are accessible bathrooms at the location.

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
Thu, Oct 20, 2022 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM EDT
Eaton DC
1201 K Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20005