San Diego Design Week 2022 To Celebrate Design In All Its Forms

Starting September 21, the 3rd annual San Diego Design Week 2022 (SDDW) kicks off across the San Diego/Tijuana region. Presented by Mingei International Museum, San Diego Design Week brings together designers, performers, chefs, and other creatives from across San Diego-Tijuana to celebrate design in all forms.

From September 21 to September 25, attendees have the opportunity to meet some of the biggest local names in design, try out local cuisine and explore local, interactive exhibits across the bi-national region.

San Diego Design Week 2022 highlights

Events include a walking tour of Tijuana’s top design hot spots, studio tours, exclusive exhibits, mezcal tasting and chances to meet multi-disciplinary creatives like Leon Goodrum of Heron Hues; pastry chefs, Arely Chavez and Letha Gimble; Brazilian-American artist, Yomar Agusto; representatives of Mingei International Museum; and other local artists across disciplines and cultures.

San Diego Design Week is a member of World Design Weeks, a network that includes Design Weeks around the world. San Diego and Tijuana were also named World Design Capital 2024, the first binational recognition of its kind, for their commitment to human-centered design and a long legacy of cross-border collaboration.

This year’s San Diego Design Week is a cross-border opportunity for visitors to see how these two cities’ histories influence local design.

Events held throughout San Diego Design Week include:

Opening Night at Mingei

Opening Night at Mingei, Sept. 21, 7PM

Kick off the 3rd Annual San Diego Design Week at the Mingei Museum. Enjoy drinks, cocktails and snacks while mingling with SDDW advisors and presenters. $35 Details here.

Mingei International Museum Special Exhibition

Toying with Design: A Mingei International Museum Special Exhibition, all week

Co-curated by Patricia Cué, Creative Director at Mingei International Museum, and Susan Merritt, Professor Emerita of the School of Art and Design at San Diego State University, this exhibition explores how architects and designers come together to craft toy-like, utilitarian objects . Sometimes paired with unique craft pieces from Mingei’s collection, this exhibit seeks to reveal universal symbols that span generations and cultures, while exposing stylistic trends. Included with museum admission. Click here for details.

International Fashion Show: Diversity Through Design by International Rescue Committee Small Business Development Center, Sept. 24, 11:30 AM

The International Fashion Show: Diversity Through Design features work from designers from across the globe, including Togo, Uganda, Mexico, Afghanistan and Iraq who use their backgrounds as immigrants and refugees to inspire their designs.

Fragment at San Diego Design Week

Open Studio by FRAGMENTO, Sept. 24-25

Fragmento, an interdisciplinary studio in Tijuana, Baja California, will open its doors for a special exhibit focused on the natural and material elements that leave a mark on the spaces and everyday objects we live with. Free.

For more details on the San Diego Design Week 2022 and to purchase tickets, click here.

See you there, San Diego!

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