Women in Exhibit Design: Studio Tour & Creative Lunch

Friday / October 08 / 12:00 PM


Studio Aorta is a small, woman- and minority-owned design studio specializing in exhibition design. This creative lunch will be a conversation on the field of exhibit design and the challenges of being a small, minority and woman-owned design studio. We’ll also take a tour of Home/Brewed, an exhibit project focused on local DC history and knowledge through the lens of Chr. Heurich Brewing Co., at the Heurich House Museum led by Rina Alfonso, RGD, founder and creative director of Studio Aorta.

This event was put together in partnership with Studio Aorta.


Date & Time

Friday, October 08

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm


Heurich House Museum

1921 Sunderland PL NW, Washington, DC 20036


  • Rina Alfonso

    Founder and Creative Director

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  • About

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    Rina Alfonso, RGD is an exhibit designer, small business owner, and artist from Manila, Philippines, and based in Washington, DC.


In-Person Safety Guidance & How to Prepare

Capacity restrictions for in-person events will be officially decided about two weeks out from DCDW and posted on the specific event pages in order to follow the latest CDC guidance.

What COVID precautions are being taken for this event?

All attendees must bring proof of vaccination for entry. Masks are required inside the studio.

COVID-19 is rapidly changing: What happens if in-person events need to be cancelled?

When possible, in-person events will be moved to Zoom and a refund should not be expected. If an event is canceled in its entirety a refund will be issued. In either scenario you will be notified immediately.

Accessibility and Accommodations

  • A sign language interpreter will not be present unless requested. If requested, we will do our best to employ a sign language interpreter for the event.
  • The venue, an old building, is not ADA accessible.
  • Bathrooms are available on site.

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You can learn more about how we’re making DC Design Week an accessible experience by visiting our accessibility statement.

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All AIGA DC events adhere to our Code of Conduct.


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