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Santa Fe’s Modern History & Future

Event Schedule

Cocktail Reception

• Welcome — Jamie Blosser
Executive Director, Santa Fe Art Institute
• Presentation — Rachel Preston Prinz
Director, The Ministry of Architecture

Panel Discussion


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This event is free, but registration is required. $10 suggested donation at the door.


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.

Join us on Saturday, September 24 for an evening of conversation with multidisciplinary panelists in the areas of design, architecture, and the arts — representing diverse genres, cultures, and perspectives in Santa Fe — and beyond.

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.

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

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

Visit AOS Architects

The Panelists

Ramona Sakiestewa

Artist & Designer

Visit Ramona Sakiestewa

Bob Borden

Creative Director, Ideas And People

Visit Ideas and People

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