SEPTEMBER 19-25, 2024

World Design Capital San Diego Tijuana 2024 presents World Design Experience powered by San Diego Design Week. SDDW provides a forum for connection and the generation of impactful ideas through human and humanity-centered design.

World Design Experience powered by San Diego Design Week is a community-driven program produced by Design Forward Alliance + Mingei International Museum. The program presenters and organizers are led by a team of volunteers assembled in committees, staff, advisors and community partners that represent the diverse design disciplines of the San Diego- Tijuana region. Since its first event in 2020, San Diego Design Week has been a celebration showcasing our region’s binational, multicultural, and interdisciplinary design community through installations, panel discussions, studio tours, charrettes, workshops, and presentations.

San Diego Design Week is a fusion of innovation, inclusion, diversity, collective knowledge, and professional design excellence. We cultivate a diverse community of designers, creatives, design enthusiasts, and change makers, inspiring a dynamic environment where creativity thrives. We champion inclusivity and collaboration in shaping the future of design in our region.

BELONGING – A shared responsibility with radical inclusion

BELONGING is more than a way to create feelings of equity and acceptance. It involves our duty, and desire, to carve meaningful moments and spaces for radical inclusion, to bring people together and empower our community.

San Diego and Tijuana encompass a region of diverse neighborhoods—each striving to belong—to be connected and collaborative. As the designated World Design Capital 2024, we see the region as one community with expandable opportunities.

At World Design Experience powered by San Diego Design Week, we believe BELONGING is our cornerstone. This year, we explore how design can foster and create a sense of BELONGING by means of radical inclusion to facilitate our interconnectedness. We unite in our shared responsibility to design a future for all—a region that includes and serves everyone.