Design Santa Fe 2011 This Weekend

- September 29, 2011

"Design Like You Give a Damn. ..."

Many of us already recognize that Santa Fe blends its unique multicultural architecture and design aesthetic with a distinctly contemporary approach to artistic expression and, in 2005, Santa Fe was designated as one of UNESCO’s Creative Cities in recognition of its thriving design community.

Santa Fe is, of course, an ideal venue for a celebration of design and an exploration of its potential. As an expression of this fact, Design Santa Fe 2011 embraces the theme “Change Makers,” which examines the role of design not only as an aesthetic imperative in our homes and workplaces, but also as a force for social change.

Presented by Santa Fe Interior Designers Present (SFIDP), Design Santa Fe 2011 is a series of events showcasing the best in design innovations, trends, and products, held in the city on September 30 and October 1.

The seventh-annual event begins with a Design Dialogue and Luncheon panel discussion featuring Cameron Sinclair, architect, founder of the non-profit Architecture for Humanity and author of Design Like You Give a Damn. This event takes place Friday, September 30 at the Farmers Market Building in the Railyard from 9:30 a.m. to noon, with a catered luncheon from noon to 1:30. Tickets are available through the website:

Additional events include a self-guided Home and Garden Tour and the highly popular Design Crawl.