Featured Speakers

design leaders  •  design thinkers  •  design makers

Stories of the Bay: How Art and Design Can Affect the Health of Our Waters

  • PVDFest Ideas Talk, Dept of Art, Culture + Tourism, KITE Architects
  • October 5, 2020 - 3:30 pm — 5:00 pm

Design can make the invisible visible! Join this panel discussion hosted by KITE Architects and PVDFest Ideas to hear how Rhode Island practitioners are using design thinking, ancestral knowledge, and...

Design in Crisis: How the COVID-19 Crisis illustrates Social Impact Design

  • October 5, 2020 - 5:30 pm — 7:00 pm

When COVID-19 hit the U.S., design visualizations helped us understand “flatten the curve”. When it rapidly progressed, makers of all backgrounds answered the call to supply masks while designers...

Marathon Clambake

  • October 6, 2020 - 6:00 pm — 7:30 pm

Clambake is a gathering for designers, creatives, and those who like design and want to know more. It’s a time to get together, network, and hear about some of...

What Now? ~ 2020 Keynote Review

  • October 8, 2020 - 6:00 pm — 8:00 pm

Join us and our inspired speakers of the past as we explore “What now?”. Since 2014, the DESIGN WEEK RI Keynote Speakers have brought context, spirit, provocative thought and reflective inspiration....