It’s a book.Out now! From MIT Press!
It’s an exhibition.Open now through December 2023 at The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center in Seattle, WA and coming soon in 2024 to Stockholm, Sweden
The DM exhibition was concurrently at the Mütter Museum from May 2021 through May 2022 and the Center for Architecture and Design in Philadelphia from September 10-November 14, 2021; it then had a great six month run in Boston at the MassArt Art Museum (MAAM) from June - December, 2022
It’s a series of public programs.We kicked off at Design Philadelphia in October 2020 and had a great culminating program at Design Philly in October 2021. The project has continued to generate public dialogue in all of its subsequent venues
It’s a design curriculum.We partnered with Penn Design to bring curriculum conversations about the arc of human reproduction to design studios and design history classrooms. Get in touch if you’d like us to join yours
It’s a set of Narrative Portraits
The partnership between Designing Motherhood and our foundational thought partners, Philly’s Maternity Care Coalition, is strengthened by sharing and listening to each other's stories. The DM x MCC Narative Portraits project is an equity centered and community design approach to advocate for a future where caregivers can birth with dignity, parent with autonomy, and raise babies who are healthy, growing, and thriving.
It’s an Instagram account.This is where our research started and where we share snippets of wisdom as we find them
Most of all, it’s a collaboration. Designing Motherhood has been supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage and the Graham Foundation, as well as a Sachs Program for Arts Innovation grant. Learn more about our amazing funders, thought leaders Maternity Care Coalition, and our other partners, including Boston’s Neighborhood Birth Center.