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Saturday, September 24, 4:30pm-7:30pm

Santa Fe Art Institute, 1600 St. Michaels Drive #31

Much of Santa Fe’s modern design history has been overlooked — or erased — in favor of our romanticized notions about “who we are.” And not all stories of our design history get told. 

Santa Fe has over 200 architects and even more multidisciplinary designers in the areas of branding, interiors, fashion, printmaking, and the arts. Many of these renowned designers are rooted in New Mexico, while others hail from around the world. Their work spans genres, generations, and cultures.

This event begins with a trip through twentieth century design in Santa Fe, followed by a panel conversation that explores what we’ve gained, what we’ve lost, and what we can harness from what we’ve learned — to lead us into a better designed, more sustainable, and more inclusive tomorrow—today. 

Presented by Design Corps of Santa Fe in partnership with Santa Fe Art Institute and Friends of Architecture Santa Fe.

Event Schedule

4:30pm — Cocktail Reception

5:30pm — Welcome & Presentation  Jamie Blosser, Executive Director, Santa Fe Art Institute  /  Rachel Preston Prinz, Director, The Ministry of Architecture

6:00-7:00pm — Panel Discussion  Moderated by Shawn Evans, Architect, AOS Architects

7:00-7:30pm — Q&A

Only registered attendees are guaranteed a seat—standing room only for unregistered attendees.

$10 suggested donation at the door.

Vaccination cards requested at the door. 

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Host & Presenters

Jamie Blosser

Host & Presenter

Executive Director, Santa Fe Art Institute

Rachel Preston Prinz

Director, The Ministry of Architecture
Architectural Historian. Writer. Curator. Filmmaker. Photographer. Speaker / Coach. Creative.

Shawn Evans

Panel Discussion Moderator

Principal and Director of Preservation and Cultural Projects for AOS Architects

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Santa Fe shifted to a new trajectory in its existence in 1846, when 1200 Americans arrived with Kearny to “settle” the already-quite-settled territory. But it was the 1880 opening of the spur line railroad that forced Santa Fe into a modern way of being. Since that time, we have been a place of making and remaking our image of ourselves as a community.

The Panelists

Ramona Sakiestewa

Artist & Designer

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Bob Borden

Creative Director, Ideas And People

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Neebin Southall

Graphic Designer, Artist, Photographer, and Writer

Visit Neebin Studios

Orlando Dugi

Fashion Designer

Visit Orlando Dugi

Michael Namingha


Visit Michael Namingha

Emily Henry

Emily Henry Interiors

Visit Emily Henry Interiors

Anthony Guida

Architect, National Park Service / President, Friends of Architecture

Visit Friends of Architecture



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