Join us Saturday, August 18th from 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. for MODA’s newest tour series, Design Like Me!
Highlighting the work of both black and brown designers, Design Like Me is a curated tour experience designed to engage visitors with the voices of those underrepresented in the design field.
MODA’s current exhibition, Making Change: The Art and Craft of Activism looks at the worldwide craftivist movement and the designers, as well as artists, using their hands to protest social and political inequalities and injustices. Focusing on designers and artists such as Chawne Kimbur, Laura Madriz, the Social Justice Sewing Academy, Roberto Lugo and others, each tour will delve deeply into their respective design processes and the impact of their culture, heritage, and lived experiences on their work.
Following the tour, take part in your own form of cross stitch activism inspired by The Hair Craft Project by Sonya Clark. Clark’s project, in her own words, “bridges boundaries between hair salons and art galleries as sites of aesthetics, craft, skill, improvisation, and commerce.”
Using Aida cloth, needles, and embroidering floss, recreate your favorite braided or flat twisted style and map out your own “hairstory”.
Participation and Material Fee: $15 Adults (includes materials fee) and $10 Children 8+ (includes materials fee)
Cancellation policy: If you must cancel your plans, please notify us at least 7 days prior to the event start to receive a refund of the ticket cost minus a $10 processing fee per class. Refunds are not available if we are notified less than 7 days prior to the event start. Refunds are not available if you fail to notify us or attend the event.
MODA reserves the right to cancel a program if registration for the event does not meet the minimum enrollment requirements. If MODA cancels a program, a full refund will be issued to all registrants.
Leading this studio:
Blair Banks, Education Coordinator
Blair strives to combine her studies of race and ethnicity with design in order to create programming for children that is not only relevant to their experiences, but also presents them with ideas that originate beyond their backyards. Blair crafts unique field trip experiences that support and reinforce classroom learning through hands on activities, and tours of MODA's rotating exhibitions. She also heads up MODA's Education Partnerships – a series of meaningful collaborative efforts between MODA and various schools and organizations that strive to incorporate design as a problem solving tool for addressing 21st century challenges.