September 13, 2018–May 11, 2019
Showing at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center, Seattle
Through next spring, the Gates Foundation’s Discovery Center is presenting Design with the 90%, an exhibition featuring design projects that address challenges faced by marginalized communities around the world. Curated by Cynthia E. Smith from Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, and featuring innovative, low-cost design responses to the needs and input of underserved communities, Design with the 90% extends a series of exhibitions organized by the museum dedicated to socially responsible design. Over the last decade, these groundbreaking exhibitions have sparked a global dialogue around design’s significant role in addressing critical 21st-century challenges.
The 26 projects chosen for Design with the 90% highlight how design is improving access to life’s essentials—clean water, health care, education, and shelter—as well as increasing economic opportunities and strengthening communities. Among designers from around the world, Seattle-based groups such as BURN Design Lab, PATH, and TEAGUE are also featured in the exhibition. Additionally, Design with the 90% will include a section exploring how design can help provide solutions to local challenges facing Seattle.
For more information, visit discovergates.org. Design with the 90% will be up September 13, 2018 through May 11, 2019.