Calendar of Events

Design Conversation: The Mad Housers

Tuesday July 22, 2014

Tracy Woodard and Nick Hess from Mad Housers, Inc. will talk about modular shelter as a stepping stone between living on the streets and getting back into a stable home environment.

Mad Housers, Inc. is a non-profit corporation based in Atlanta, Georgia and engaged in charitable work, research and education. The Mad Housers are perhaps best known for a hands-on, pragmatic approach to providing shelter to homeless people, in particular through the design, construction and provision of small (6′x8′x10′). These shelters, though not meant as permanent housing, provide “privacy, security, protection from the elements, and stability,” all of which the organization believes are vital to helping people escape homelessness.

Lecture begins at 6:30 and is approx 35-40 min long. Q+ A will follow. Please register in advance by clicking here.

Drink in Design: Chip DeGrace of Interface

Thursday, July 31, 2014

MODA welcomes Chip DeGrace, Creative Director of Interface, to July’s Drink in Design.

Interface is the world’s largest designer and maker of carpet tile and a leader in sustainability. Their program is currently featured in MODA’s exhibit Design for Social Impact and is the first step in creating a truly restorative loop in carpet tile production, cleaning up oceans and beaches while also creating financial opportunities for some of the poorest people in the world.

Join us for drinks provided by SKYY Vodka and Quintessential Wines and learn why at Interface “design is a mindset and sustainability is the journey of a lifetime”

Tickets are $15 / $10 for MODA members and can be purchased by clicking here

Second Sundays are Pay-As-You-Wish Days!

Sunday, July 13, 2014

On the second Sunday of each month, admission to MODA is pay-what-you-wish during regular opening hours of 12pm to 5pm.

Pay-what-you-wish tickets are available in person only and may not be purchased in advance.

In 2014, pay-what-you-wish days will fall on  July 13, September 14, November 9, and December 14.

John Bielenberg Talks About Design for Social Good

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Designer, entrepreneur and imaginative advocate for a better world, John Bielenberg will talk about his innovative investigations into the practice of rapid ingenuity and the red-hot design for good movement.

In 2003, John created Project M, an immersive program designed to inspire and educate young designers, writers, photographers, and filmmakers by proving that their work—especially their wrongest thinking—can have significant impact on communities. Project M’s work is featured in our current exhibition, Design for Social Impact.

This event will be held at the Hill Auditorium at the Woodruff Arts Center.  MODA will be open for visits both before and after the lecture

Tickets must be purchased in advance through MODA by clicking here.  Cost is $10 for MODA members, $15 for non-Members.

Screening of Citizen Architect at Atlantic Station

Friday, July 18, 2014

This event has been cancelled due to rain.   We will plan on screening the film at another time.


join MODA for a screening of Citizen Architect: Samuel Mockbee and the Spirit of the Rural Studio at Atlantic Station on Friday, July 18. Auburn’s Rural Studio, founded by Samuel Mockbee, is featured in MODA’s current exhibition Design for Social Impact, on view until Aug 3.

This documentary film profile’s the program’s architect/founder and the radical educational design/build program known as the Rural Studio, one of the most prolific and inspirational design-build outreach programs ever established. Revealing the philosophy and heart behind the Rural Studio, the documentary is guided by passionate, frank and never-before-seen interviews with Mockbee himself.

The film will be shown in Central Park at Atlantic Station. Admission is free. Film begins at dusk.