Designing Playful Cities


Opening Thursday, February 22, 2018

MODA’s upcoming exhibit, Designing Playful Cities, will take visitors through an engaging and often interactive exhibit that will present a strong case for designing play into urban environments, will encourage visitors of all ages to engage in play in their day-to-day activities, and will inspire designers and developers to create playful spaces in our cities, whether by designing proper playgrounds for children or by converting under-utilized spaces into fun and friendly places. 

This exhibition is curated by Janelle Miniter. Cynthia Gentry, founding director of Play Atlanta, served as an advisor.

Making Change: The Art and Craft of Activism

Opening Sunday, May 27, 2018


Craftivism is a worldwide movement that operates at the intersection of craft and activism. Across the globe, artists and crafters armed with traditional materials like yarn, glue guns, quilt patterns, sewing needles, X-ACTO knives, and other tools are using their hands to protest social and political inequalities and injustices.

The time spent on these works shows the dedication to creating pieces that evoke emotion and promote discussion. By sharing ideas expressed through the work of their hands, these artists and crafters aim to make you think, explore and take note.

MODA’s Making Change: The Art and Craft of Activism exhibition will explore this movement. It will also invite all visitors to get involved by making something that makes a difference.

This exhibition is curated by Betsy Greer, author of Craftivism: The Art and Craft of Activism.

More information coming soon.

Design for Good: Architecture for Everyone

Opening Saturday, September 22, 2018

Everyone Deserves Great Design

MODA’s upcoming exhibition Design for Good: Architecture for Everyone will offer people-driven, real-world stories about buildings that are designed and created with and for the people who use them. The exhibition will reveal a new understanding of the ways that design shapes our lives. It will give professionals and interested citizens the tools to seek out and demand designs that dignify.

This exhibition is curated by John Cary, author of the book Design for Good: A New Era of Architecture for EveryoneJohn is an architect, writer, speaker, and curator focused on design and philanthropy. Consulting principally for TED, he is also an advisor to Aspen Global Health & Development and an array of foundations and nonprofits globally.

Learn more about John's passion for user-centered design in architecture by walking his new TED Talk, How Architecture Can Create Dignity for All. 

More information coming soon.