Hosted alongside AIGA DC’s National Design Week, Design Week DC is a satellite event in Cady’s Alley aimed at bringing together practitioners, scholars, and students of different disciplines in the hopes of promoting a greater awareness about the local design community. It will provide an opportunity to dialogue and build connections that are important for the DC design community to thrive. Design Week DC illustrates the importance of local scale collaboration.
The idea was born from Sarah Aburdene, Fabian Bernal, Brian Corrigan, and Matthew Esposito’s desire to promote Design Week in DC as well as the multi-faceted retail and entertainment area in and around Cady’s Alley (
INSTALLATION: “CACHE” A work by Alberto Gaitán
This installation transforms used materials into ephemeral art, allowing the DC community to experience and enjoy temporary architecture. Constructed by Alberto Gaitán , this interactive installation will be composed of both reused materials and specialized lighting design. It will be staged in a traditional row house by Cady’s Alley. Defying rigid concepts of design, this installation incorporates everyday functional objects, creating unexpected spaces for the public to engage and explore.