The 15th edition annual San Francisco Design Week (SFDW), which typically attracts 60,000 visitors yearly from around the world, kicks-off its all-online program June 7-13, celebrating the dynamic theme ‘Power’. Power is everywhere. It’s local and global, personal and public, selfish and selfless. There is power in the food we eat, the music we make, and the ideas we share. Power is ‘a seat at the table’, a movement, a path forward, and a new beginning.
SFDW invites the design community to reconsider the way we think about power — and how, by questioning existing institutions, we can use our collective abilities to help distribute and delegate power with equitable intentions.
Discussions about societal change, and the role of designers in leading the charge, will be at the forefront of many SFDW events. Highlights include talks, webinars, web-conferences, and virtual tours with leading designers in multi-disciplines, from user experience, interactive design, VR Experiences and Virtual Art to branding, architecture, interior design and fashion.
Most events require an All-Access Pass, $39.99, unless otherwise stated:
SFDW Design Awards
2021 INNOVATION DESIGN AWARDS
The 2021 Innovation Design Awards are juried by top industry professionals. https://sfdesignweek.org/awards/
“This year, we as designers and design leaders are revisiting and adapting our mission to better reflect the world around us,” says SFDW Executive Director Dawn Zidonis. “By sharing resources, amplifying marginalized voices, and celebrating our differences, we’re reinventing and redistributing the power we hold, giving access to ideas born here in the Bay Area region. We stand with solidarity against white supremacy, racism, police brutality, and injustice. We are designers, masters of communication and meaning, and can use our voices to create change. With great power comes great possibility.”
The SFDW 2021 Design Awards esteemed jury:
Anisha Jian, Product Design Director, CRUISE
Mauro Rego, Design Lead, Google AI, GOOGLE
Sean Mclean-Bergel, Interior Designer, MCCLEAN BERGEL
Andre Pennycooke, Director of Product Design, VARO
Janet Tam, Co-Founder and Principal, NOLL&TAM
Mengyuan Tu, Product, RUN THE WORLD
Heather Bybee, Director of Packaging, AMMUNITION
Hugo Eccles, Creative Director, Industrial Designer, SPECIAL PROJECTS OFFICE
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