Design for the Common Good International Exhibition

Exhibition open January 14th through March 19th

The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) announced that Metropolitan State University of Denver has been selected for a $20,000 grant supporting Design for the Common Good programming. Part of the grant project programming includes the Design for the Common Good International Exhibition hosted at MSU Denver’s Center for Visual Art opens today and runs from January 14 – March 19, 2022, in Denver, Colorado.

The exhibition is held in conjunction with the Structures for Inclusion conference which will feature keynotes and panel discussions from project teams included in the exhibition. The NEA grant for $20,000 is from the Grants for Arts Projects (GAP) Program and funds aspects of the exhibition, the Structures for Inclusion conference, and the creation of a digital archive from exhibition project case studies.

Richly documented through artifacts, photography, plans, videos, and design process graphics, the exhibition tells the individual and collective stories of projects selected from within the five international design organizations that comprise the DCG network, including a curated selection of regional works.

Exhibited according to key issues each project addresses, the Design for the Common Good International Exhibition brings the extraordinary value of public interest design to the forefront where projects across the globe share a profound connection to the social, economic, and environmental fabric of life.

An Exhibition welcome and keynote address will be live-streamed featuring Lisa M. Abendroth, Curator, and keynote speaker Sergio Palleroni, Professor and Director, Center for Public Interest Design, Portland State University and Executive Committee Chair, Design for the Common Good Network, Friday, Jan 14, 2022, 5:00PM – MST.