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Friday Night Sketch: Mapping Memory

A free drop-in evening of drawing throughout the museum during the Friday Late opening.

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MOO is an online print and design company headquartered in London, England. Passionate about great design and the difference it can make to the world, MOO offers a variety of premium print products including business cards, postcards, notebooks and more. With six locations across the United Kingdom and United States, MOO serves over 190 countries and was founded in 2006 by CEO and Founder, Richard Moross MBE.

What to expect

During the Museum’s Friday Late opening, a professional designer or illustrator sets a sketching task inspired by the museum’s permanent collection or most recent exhibition. Participants are then invited to tour the museum and sketch what excites them about contemporary design and architecture, before sharing their finished work at the end of the evening.

This month’s sketch will focus on the theme of Mapping Memory. Led by illustrator Soofiya, the event will begin with a short presentation by Soofiya on their work and approach to illustration. After this, you are invited to explore the Design Museum and its collections to map your experiences and observations of the museum. Asking questions such as what the building feels like, we will focus on the therapeutic and emotional aspects of memory and maps.

With thanks to MOO, the first 100 people to sign up for the evening will receive complimentary MOO products to sketch on and the opportunity to join a 15-minute workshop at the start of the evening.

Image credit | Krishanthi Jeyakumar

Booking information

Adult: Free
Student/concession: Free
Members: Free


Soofiya is a visual artist, designer and educator. Their practice focuses on using illustration as a medium of dissemination, often focusing on themes of gender, race and politics. Their work has been featured at Tate, the Guardian and Creative Review.

Friday Lates

Join a sketching workshop in partnership with MOO, or enjoy the Design Museum's exhibitions and gift shops for a little longer.

Background image | Credit, Tim Bowditch