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May 1 - 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Designers for the Future

Presented by MIT Morningside Academy for Design

MIT Museum, Exchange Room. 314 Main St, Gambrill Center,

Building E-28, Cambridge, MA 02142 


Designers for the Future explores some key topics young designers are already addressing to create better futures, and presents the design tools they mobilize with that purpose. The event will be a celebration of the capacity of design to deeply improve and transform our relation to the world, through works that seek how we can create better, more sustainable, and more inclusive environments and technologies. We will also present the incoming cohort of Design Fellows, who will join MAD for the 2025 academic year.

Since its launch in October 2022, the MIT Morningside Academy for Design (MAD) has been working to create a shared, inter-disciplinary culture of design at MIT, aimed at tackling our most pressing societal and environmental challenges. The best representatives of this ambition are MAD’s design fellows⎯graduate MIT students/researchers currently exploring the frontiers of design. Designers for the Future: Transforming Learning, Catalyzing Innovation, Empowering Society will bring together, in dialogue, three generations of MAD fellows: the inaugural 2022 cohort, the current 2023 group, and the newly selected 2024 designers. With all of them, we will see how design is fundamental to address environmental, health, and technical problems.  


Conceived as a mix of short presentations of recent design work by three current fellows and conversations with members of the 2022 and 2024 cohorts, Designers for the Future will thus show the capacity of design to bridge between disciplines in order to envisage, and produce, better futures.  

Respnding to this year's theme: Designing for the Future

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