M21D exhibitions and programs investigate how design impacts three spaces: environment, society, and museums. These are deeply interconnected topics; we've placed our projects into four categories based on their primary goal only to make it easier for everyone to navigate through them.   


Designs that help confront the climate crisis


A series of collaborations with other museums that tell new stories about designs and design collections


Designs aimed at strengthening community bonds, critiquing oppressive power systems, and advancing social justice 


Anything that doesn't fit into other categories but still moves us toward a better future