Full Circle: Design Without End

February 16, 2020 - June 7, 2020

Georgia Institute of Technology, The Living Building

Georgia Institute of Technology, The Living Building

Our planet is reaching a critical point. Human development since the Industrial Age has thrown the earth’s ecosystem out of balance, depleting its natural resources, contaminating water, damaging soil, polluting air, and negatively impacting the climate through the unchecked use of natural gases.

The way to solve environmental degradation and climate change is to redesign our approach to making things. At present, most designers use human-centered design practices which leads them to focus on a single problem and finding solutions for it. Regenerative Design asks that we see ourselves and our actions as small parts of much larger systems and that we design in ways that strengthen and replenish natural systems instead of depleting them. 

Full Circle: Design Without End will introduce visitors to Regenerative Design and the systemic design approaches like Cradle to Cradle (C2C) and biomimicry that inform it. The exhibition will showcase the work of designers who are using and experimenting with regenerative approaches to realize works ranging from large-scale architectural projects to everyday products; and provide real-world actions that everyone can take to address the climate change challenge we are facing.

Curated by Janelle Miniter

We are grateful to the sponsors of this exhibition:

Design at the Edge: The U.S. - Mexico Border

June 21, 2020 - September 27, 2020


In the summer of 2020, the museum will present Design at the Edge: the U.S.-Mexico Border. The exhibition examines the creative ways in which designers, artists, architects, and others are exploring and reframing issues related to and engendered by the U.S.-Mexico border, including immigration, the wall, cultural identity, shared landscapes and ecosystems, and more.


October 11, 2020 - January 24, 2021

SOUND and VISION looks at the innovators, ground-breakers, and trail blazers who design our musical experiences. The exhibition will look at how we access and experience music, how we discover new music, and how the experience of music changes us.

Curated and produced by:

Lawrence Azerrad - LADdesign / Grammy Award-Winning Album Art designer and Author

Dave Snow - Veteran Creative Director in the Music Business

Cameron Campbell - Principal Design Strategist at Amazon

Nicolas Wilkens AIA, LEED AP BD+C