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"Blank Slate" Opening Party

Our HQ’s walls will be a “blank slate” that we hope you’ll fill in with your writing, doodles, and drawings of your stories, discoveries, and possibilities for what our future holds.

Our HQ’s walls will be a “blank slate” that we hope you’ll fill in with your writing, doodles, and drawings of your stories, discoveries, and possibilities for what our future holds.

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Tell Your "Mont Libs" Story

Fill in the blanks on a giant board and put your own spin on the story of Montclair. All you need to join in are some walloping nouns, vivacious verbs, and stupendous adjectives.
Host: Brandsisters.

Fill in the blanks on a giant board and put your own spin on the story of Montclair. All you need to join in are some walloping nouns, vivacious verbs, and stupendous adjectives.
Host: Brandsisters.

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Citizen's Guide to Renovating Public Space

We use popular Montclair locations as examples while exploring techniques, terms, and strategies that have long-lasting, positive effects on people, communities, and the environment.
Host: Neil Chambers (Chambers Design).

We use popular Montclair locations as examples while exploring techniques, terms, and strategies that have long-lasting, positive effects on people, communities, and the environment.
Host: Neil Chambers (Chambers Design).

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Ideas Competition Day

Teams are going head-to-head, “Chopped style,” developing their proposals for Montclair into visualizations that will be presented to a diverse panel of community allies.

Teams are going head-to-head, “Chopped style,” developing their proposals for Montclair into visualizations that will be presented to a diverse panel of community allies.

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Styling It

Come help design and build the oversized chicken-wire base for a hanging ceiling installation for our Sup-Culture event.
Host: Amy Gofton (Studio Nectar).

Come help design and build the oversized chicken-wire base for a hanging ceiling installation for our Sup-Culture event.
Host: Amy Gofton (Studio Nectar).

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Toward a New Montclair Story

Competition team proposals developed on October 20 remain on display until October 27, when the public makes the final call on which idea will be put into action with a $1,000 grant from the Awesome Foundation.

Competition team proposals developed on October 20 remain on display until October 27, when the public makes the final call on which idea will be put into action with a $1,000 grant from the Awesome Foundation.

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Curating Design with KonMari

What objects should occupy your living space? In this workshop, you’ll go beyond the nuts and bolts of the KonMari method and learn how to curate a home that sparks joy and delights the soul. Hosts: Cassidy Nasello (Felt)

What objects should occupy your living space? In this workshop, you’ll go beyond the nuts and bolts of the KonMari method and learn how to curate a home that sparks joy and delights the soul. Hosts: Cassidy Nasello (Felt)

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Dining to Dazzling: Experimental Food Design

Learn how to design several unique dishes, and bask in the glow of dining together.
Hosts: Altarik Banks (Homa Studio), Amy Gofton (Studio Nectar), Iain Kerr (SPURSE Research + Design Collective), Ruth Borgenicht (ceramicist).

Learn how to design several unique dishes, and bask in the glow of dining together.
Hosts: Altarik Banks (Homa Studio), Amy Gofton (Studio Nectar), Iain Kerr (SPURSE Research + Design Collective), Ruth Borgenicht (ceramicist).

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T-Shirt LOVE!

Picture a shirt design just like LOVE Montclair! Participants will listen to an intro on the process and then make a screen and use ink to create a design on fabric. Host: Shaun Killman (SK Design/Build)

Picture a shirt design just like LOVE Montclair! Participants will listen to an intro on the process and then make a screen and use ink to create a design on fabric. Host: Shaun Killman (SK Design/Build)

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Sup-Culture Communal Dinner

For one night only, we gather for a multisensory experimental dinner crafted by some of Montclair’s foragers, designers, artisans, and chefs!
Guest: Madeline Schwartzman (See Yourself Sensing: Redefining Human Perception, Vols. 1 and 2).

For one night only, we gather for a multisensory experimental dinner crafted by some of Montclair’s foragers, designers, artisans, and chefs!
Guest: Madeline Schwartzman (See Yourself Sensing: Redefining Human Perception, Vols. 1 and 2).

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Find Your Giving Tree

Do you think about the trees around you? Take a walk from the library to Porter Park and challenge your unwritten ideas about trees.
Host: Angelique Kenney (Earth and Sky School)

Do you think about the trees around you? Take a walk from the library to Porter Park and challenge your unwritten ideas about trees.
Host: Angelique Kenney (Earth and Sky School)

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Sunlights, Shadows, Cyanotypes

Work with water, sunshine, and light-sensitive paper to turn everyday objects into new creations called cyanotypes.
Host: Beth Chucker (Beth Chucker Photography)

Work with water, sunshine, and light-sensitive paper to turn everyday objects into new creations called cyanotypes.
Host: Beth Chucker (Beth Chucker Photography)

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Passion, Design & Black Entrepreneurship

Delve into how black entrepreneurs can leverage authenticity and passion to design businesses.
Moderator: Stephanie Dinsae Dasia (The Moth Radio Hour). Panelists: Miles-Langaigne, Rashan Lynn, Anthony Reid, Marlon Bernardez, Victor Olaniyi (DIFFvelopment)

Delve into how black entrepreneurs can leverage authenticity and passion to design businesses.
Moderator: Stephanie Dinsae Dasia (The Moth Radio Hour). Panelists: Miles-Langaigne, Rashan Lynn, Anthony Reid, Marlon Bernardez, Victor Olaniyi (DIFFvelopment)

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Competition Presentation & Public Voting

Teams will present their ideas here, one last time, before the public vote begins. Join us as we collectively choose which team will be granted $1,000 to launch their idea into action, thanks to Awesome Montclair!

Teams will present their ideas here, one last time, before the public vote begins. Join us as we collectively choose which team will be granted $1,000 to launch their idea into action, thanks to Awesome Montclair!

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Rewritten Block Party

In true community style, Montclair Design Week wraps up its more than 60 events with a blowout party! Due to the rain, the party is now at the HUB—which has attracted entrepreneurs, makers, and designers all week—and our activity lineup is sure to please.

In true community style, Montclair Design Week wraps up its more than 60 events with a blowout party! Due to the rain, the party is now at the HUB—which has attracted entrepreneurs, makers, and designers all week—and our activity lineup is sure to please.

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"Mapping Montclair" App Launch

Stop by our booth for the official kickoff of our digital tool for community engagement!
Hosts: Christine Leonhardt, Justin Morris-Marano, Jaime Izurieta

Stop by our booth for the official kickoff of our digital tool for community engagement!
Hosts: Christine Leonhardt, Justin Morris-Marano, Jaime Izurieta

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Along Toney's Brook Walk

Join us for one or both parts of this unique adventure. You will get wet and do some spelunking. Must wear appropriate dress and footwear.
Host: Iain Kerr (SPURSE Research + Design Collective).

Join us for one or both parts of this unique adventure. You will get wet and do some spelunking. Must wear appropriate dress and footwear.
Host: Iain Kerr (SPURSE Research + Design Collective).

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Designing Our Next Mayor

We’re designing Montclair’s next mayoral candidate with our audience. Moderators: Julie Harris (Riverbend Coaching), Michael Hill (NJTV News). Panelists: David Cruz (NJTV News), Julia Martin (Gannett Newspapers), Steven McCarthy (Montclair State University).

We’re designing Montclair’s next mayoral candidate with our audience. Moderators: Julie Harris (Riverbend Coaching), Michael Hill (NJTV News). Panelists: David Cruz (NJTV News), Julia Martin (Gannett Newspapers), Steven McCarthy (Montclair State University).

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Dyeing From Nature

Put your basic color knowledge to the test! We will be working with dye pots, made from locally foraged plant matter and local restaurant waste.
Host: Amy Gofton (Studio Nectar).

Put your basic color knowledge to the test! We will be working with dye pots, made from locally foraged plant matter and local restaurant waste.
Host: Amy Gofton (Studio Nectar).

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Make Way for Puppets!

Come create and bring to life an assortment of fantastic puppets, and help them wend their way through town—singing, dancing, and having lots of puppet fun!
Host: Jerise Fogel (Jerise Fogel Lettering & Artwork).

Come create and bring to life an assortment of fantastic puppets, and help them wend their way through town—singing, dancing, and having lots of puppet fun!
Host: Jerise Fogel (Jerise Fogel Lettering & Artwork).

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George to the Rescue of Design

NBC host George Oliphant takes us behind the scenes of his George to the Rescue show. Panelists: Frank Contey (Landmind Design and Consulting, Terra Graphics), Petia Morozov (MDW), Ryan Hodgson (RTH Building Company), Karen Sacks (Montclair Township Animal Shelter), Patrick Thomas

NBC host George Oliphant takes us behind the scenes of his George to the Rescue show. Panelists: Frank Contey (Landmind Design and Consulting, Terra Graphics), Petia Morozov (MDW), Ryan Hodgson (RTH Building Company), Karen Sacks (Montclair Township Animal Shelter), Patrick Thomas

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The Reno Dating Game

Planning a reno? Come to the Renovation Dating Game! Meet an architect, a contractor, and a realtor. Should you take home contestant 1, 2, or 3—or all of them? Moderator: Marissa Rothkopf Bates (journalist, writer)

Planning a reno? Come to the Renovation Dating Game! Meet an architect, a contractor, and a realtor. Should you take home contestant 1, 2, or 3—or all of them? Moderator: Marissa Rothkopf Bates (journalist, writer)

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Your Roadmap to Well Being

This workshop curiously looks at our mindless daily activity and explores “unwritten” habits. Together we will uncover roadmaps that will allow us to redesign our personal wellness stories.
Host: Lennis Perez (Just Lennis LLC)

This workshop curiously looks at our mindless daily activity and explores “unwritten” habits. Together we will uncover roadmaps that will allow us to redesign our personal wellness stories.
Host: Lennis Perez (Just Lennis LLC)

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"Drink in Design" Cocktail Contest

Bartenders and mixologists will be challenged to craft an original cocktail that features an ingredient local to Montclair.
Judges: Georgette Moger-Petraske (Regarding Cocktails), Marlowe Johnson (Fort Street Galley), Rashaun Hall (Bar Time Stories podcast).

Bartenders and mixologists will be challenged to craft an original cocktail that features an ingredient local to Montclair.
Judges: Georgette Moger-Petraske (Regarding Cocktails), Marlowe Johnson (Fort Street Galley), Rashaun Hall (Bar Time Stories podcast).

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Judging Books, Designing Covers

Explore the potential of the book cover to be an experimental design space. Moderator: Margot Sage-El (Watchung Booksellers). Panelists: Janet Hansen (Knopf), Katie Klimowicz (Macmillan Children’s), Jordan Wannemacher (Studio Jordan Wannemacher)

Explore the potential of the book cover to be an experimental design space. Moderator: Margot Sage-El (Watchung Booksellers). Panelists: Janet Hansen (Knopf), Katie Klimowicz (Macmillan Children’s), Jordan Wannemacher (Studio Jordan Wannemacher)

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Video Scavenger Hunt

Scavenger hunters will explore Montclair via video prompts, and shoot their own footage along the way.
Host: Maggie Borgen (In Harmony Montclair)

Scavenger hunters will explore Montclair via video prompts, and shoot their own footage along the way.
Host: Maggie Borgen (In Harmony Montclair)

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What are Streets For? Let's Decide & Design

This action-packed session will spark creative thinking about streets as public spaces.
Hosts: Debra Kagan, John Sullivan (BikeWalk Montclair), Nina Cooke John (Studio Cooke John), David Lustberg (Arterial Streets)

This action-packed session will spark creative thinking about streets as public spaces.
Hosts: Debra Kagan, John Sullivan (BikeWalk Montclair), Nina Cooke John (Studio Cooke John), David Lustberg (Arterial Streets)

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Psychology of the Creative Space

Join artists, designers, and curators as they share creativity-catalyzing insights from their physical-space design hacks.
Moderator: Kathryn McGuire (Clerestory Fine Art). Panelists: Steve Kelly (artist), Joseph Palastina (Art and Prozac)

Join artists, designers, and curators as they share creativity-catalyzing insights from their physical-space design hacks.
Moderator: Kathryn McGuire (Clerestory Fine Art). Panelists: Steve Kelly (artist), Joseph Palastina (Art and Prozac)

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Create Your Own Fluid-Style Fashion

Looking to ditch an imposed gender-binary style? Our designers guide you in making a garment that expresses who you are—that tells your style story!
Hosts: Esme Brooker (Argentino Family Law & Child Advocacy), Deborah Popowski (artist)

Looking to ditch an imposed gender-binary style? Our designers guide you in making a garment that expresses who you are—that tells your style story!
Hosts: Esme Brooker (Argentino Family Law & Child Advocacy), Deborah Popowski (artist)

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Inside the Van Life

Come see how Dwnshifters designed a nomadic home that allows them to live life on their terms, complete with a bedroom, office, kitchen, and bathroom.
Hosts: John Heida and Jess Wright (Dwnshifters)

Come see how Dwnshifters designed a nomadic home that allows them to live life on their terms, complete with a bedroom, office, kitchen, and bathroom.
Hosts: John Heida and Jess Wright (Dwnshifters)

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Impressions of Montclair, in Clay

Take clay impressions of our textured environment, and bring home a unique Montclair souvenir.
Host: Ruth Borgenicht; Ceramics Department, Montclair State University.

Take clay impressions of our textured environment, and bring home a unique Montclair souvenir.
Host: Ruth Borgenicht; Ceramics Department, Montclair State University.

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The CLAV for Your Business or Brand

Come learn how the CLAV (Confidence, Look, Approach, Voice) can transform your brand.
Hosts: Aaron Brown, Iquan Worthington, Rasheedah Billups (The Artoholiks).

Come learn how the CLAV (Confidence, Look, Approach, Voice) can transform your brand.
Hosts: Aaron Brown, Iquan Worthington, Rasheedah Billups (The Artoholiks).

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Drop Dance Party, Silent Disco Edition

Three deejays, plus three music channels to choose from. DJ Butta, BlissedOut Beats, and DJ Mega will be playing the dance tunes to keep you on the dance floor all night long!

Three deejays, plus three music channels to choose from. DJ Butta, BlissedOut Beats, and DJ Mega will be playing the dance tunes to keep you on the dance floor all night long!

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Life in Miniature: 3-D Storytelling

Take an empty model of a living space and a narrative about its inhabitants, and design and decorate the model to complete the characters’ stories!
Hosts: Danielle Kane, Aaron Smith (Smith & Kane & Co), Joy Tomasko, Sarah Murphy (Tiny Box Theater).

Take an empty model of a living space and a narrative about its inhabitants, and design and decorate the model to complete the characters’ stories!
Hosts: Danielle Kane, Aaron Smith (Smith & Kane & Co), Joy Tomasko, Sarah Murphy (Tiny Box Theater).

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Pecha Kucha Night: Get Green Now!

At this fast-paced event, eight presenters will build a 48-point “change manifesto” before our eyes, and demonstrate what we can start accomplishing now.
Host: Iain Kerr (SPURSE Research + Design Collective)

At this fast-paced event, eight presenters will build a 48-point “change manifesto” before our eyes, and demonstrate what we can start accomplishing now.
Host: Iain Kerr (SPURSE Research + Design Collective)

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Boro: Japanese Clothes Mending

After learning the principles of boro as practiced through sashiko (stitching techniques), and receiving expert advice, you’ll start mending a garment you’ve brought from home. Hosts: Paige Sato, Kristen Carlberg (Modern Maker Studio).

After learning the principles of boro as practiced through sashiko (stitching techniques), and receiving expert advice, you’ll start mending a garment you’ve brought from home. Hosts: Paige Sato, Kristen Carlberg (Modern Maker Studio).

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Discover Your Unwritten

This workshop will help you release limiting beliefs and develop a personal or brand manifesto, and a vision board for your next best project.
Host: Alexis Stuart Dudley (Be Well Coaching and Consulting)

This workshop will help you release limiting beliefs and develop a personal or brand manifesto, and a vision board for your next best project.
Host: Alexis Stuart Dudley (Be Well Coaching and Consulting)

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An Evening with Ben Uyeda

Ben Uyeda founded HomeMade Modern, an online platform that is bringing design to the masses—it has more than a million subscribers. His talk will cover his “trickle-up design” idea as well as his most recent projects.

Ben Uyeda founded HomeMade Modern, an online platform that is bringing design to the masses—it has more than a million subscribers. His talk will cover his “trickle-up design” idea as well as his most recent projects.

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Montclair's Architectural Future

Be part of a lively community discussion on Montclair’s unwritten possibilities. Share your thoughts on what the design landscape looks like today, and how that might change in the future.
Facilitator: Blanche Garcia (B. Garcia Designs)

Be part of a lively community discussion on Montclair’s unwritten possibilities. Share your thoughts on what the design landscape looks like today, and how that might change in the future.
Facilitator: Blanche Garcia (B. Garcia Designs)

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Redesigning Design

A discussion on design’s multiple futures, and our roles therein.
Moderator: Iain Kerr (MIX Lab at Montclair State University). Panelists: Carley Graham Garcia (Feliciano Center for Entrepreneurship), Liz Barry (Public Lab), Laate Olukotun (Thoughtfull Design)

A discussion on design’s multiple futures, and our roles therein.
Moderator: Iain Kerr (MIX Lab at Montclair State University). Panelists: Carley Graham Garcia (Feliciano Center for Entrepreneurship), Liz Barry (Public Lab), Laate Olukotun (Thoughtfull Design)

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Creative Problem-Solving

In this hands-on workshop led by MSU students, participants will learn how design thinking goes into everyday products.
Hosts: Dr. Denis Feigler, Andrea Panico, Michael Lyden (Montclair State University)

In this hands-on workshop led by MSU students, participants will learn how design thinking goes into everyday products.
Hosts: Dr. Denis Feigler, Andrea Panico, Michael Lyden (Montclair State University)

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Second Lining Dance

Grab your parasols and get ready to dance through the streets! Anything goes when you’re freestyling to the happy sounds of horns and drums.
Hosts: Charmaine Warren (Dance on the Lawn), Sharron Miller (SMAPA)

Grab your parasols and get ready to dance through the streets! Anything goes when you’re freestyling to the happy sounds of horns and drums.
Hosts: Charmaine Warren (Dance on the Lawn), Sharron Miller (SMAPA)

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Pecha Kucha Night: Strange Places

Come hear our presenters report back on the unwritten journeys they’ve taken, from the known to the unknown.

Come hear our presenters report back on the unwritten journeys they’ve taken, from the known to the unknown.

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Fluid-Style Fashion Show

Come display your fashion designs, and support the community that’s dressing without gender constraints.
Hosts: Esme Brooker (Argentino Family Law & Child Advocacy), Laura Quiros & Lloyd Crawford (L’Antonio, i-Fashion magazine), Deborah Popowski (artist)

Come display your fashion designs, and support the community that’s dressing without gender constraints.
Hosts: Esme Brooker (Argentino Family Law & Child Advocacy), Laura Quiros & Lloyd Crawford (L’Antonio, i-Fashion magazine), Deborah Popowski (artist)