This exhibition started on June 10, 2022 and is on display until September 04, 2023.

There were 243 objects in this exhibition but right now we can only show you 40 of them. Some objects may not be viewable because they were on loan; this might be due to issues involving image rights or simply because there is no digitized image for the objects.

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There are dozens of conflicts ongoing around the world today, yet one of humanity’s most sought-after and valued conditions is peace. Peace is not simply the absence of war but a dynamic process that can be built, nurtured, and sustained for a more dignified life for all. In practice, both design and peacebuilding use communication, iteration, and an understanding of context to envision a world that is accepting of multiple voices and cultures. Acting together, they offer transformative responses to an unjust world.

The forty projects presented in this exhibition are intended to inspire dialogue and provoke questions about what would be possible if we were to design for peace. These designs represent creative partnerships at various scales in which designers, activists, and artists are working together to respond to increasingly urgent social, environmental, and economic crises.

DESIGNING PEACE explores how we might combine our creative forces to envision the future we want to live in and take action to create it.

  • Project, Stone Garden
  • Model and Façade Process Samples: Courtesy of Lina Ghotmeh—Architecture....
  • PEACE.08
  • Project, Body Mapping
  • Uvira Body Map: Courtesy of Jocelyn Kelly, Program on Gender, Rights and....
  • PEACE.01