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We Are 10!

Our anniversary comes at a pivotal moment in time, for our city and our world. This year’s festival theme, About Time, ponders our past, present, and future, and seeks opportunities to act – and to celebrate – at this unique moment in time.


In the 10 years since the festival began, our city and our world have experienced dramatic change. What can design be proud of over the last decade, and what should we celebrate? What opportunities have we missed, what paths did we not take, and how is that impacting us now?


Today, we each experience the hours and minutes differently, yet we all feel the need for more of them. How do we balance our fast-moving world with our need to slow down, think, and reflect? Where should we be investing our time now to build fulfilling lives in the future?


Moving forward, environmental stress, political polarization, the stresses of growth, social and economic inequities — all demand urgent action. What will the next decade hold, and how should design respond? How do we want to be remembered?


Stay tuned – Call for Proposals are coming your way late February!


Want to start thinking about your installation or partner event now? Look to the theme statement above and our festival goals for inspiration!