Design News

Teens Create Socially Responsible Campaigns

Posted by Marianna Siciliano, on Wednesday January 11, 2012

One of the exciting aspects of Design with the Other 90%: Cities is the ability to connect the international themes of the exhibition to a New York setting. In our second DesignPrep workshop held at the United Nations, teens examined key issues highlighted in the exhibition.

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Favela Chic

Posted by Adriana Navarro-Sertich, on Thursday January 05, 2012

With the unprecedented increase of informal settlements, or favelas, and a large percentage of the world’s urbanization happening informally, contemporary urban discourses and practices have re-centered their attention on urban informality.

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Miami Memories

Posted by Debbie Ahn, on Thursday January 05, 2012

Design Watch Members from across the nation met in Miami for a memorable week of design. The seventh edition of Design Miami/ featured the world’s leading galleries specializing in 20th and 21st century collectible design. This year’s expanded fair included 28 galleries

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Preparing for Art and Design Colleges

Posted by Monica Harriss, on Thursday January 05, 2012

New York City teens joined the DesignPrep program this fall for a series of school visits to local art and design colleges. DesignPrep introduces teens to colleges and career opportunities in design.

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Eva Zeisel's Playful Search for Beauty

Posted by Bill Moggridge, on Tuesday January 03, 2012

Eva Zeisel was 105 years old when she died on December 30, 2011. She was born in Budapest, Hungary, in 1906 and entered the Hungarian Royal Academy of Fine Arts as a painter in 1923, but soon decided that she wanted to become a “maker of useful things.”

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Design by the Rest

Posted by Carolina Vallejo, on Wednesday December 21, 2011

What does it mean to be a developing country? Among other things, it means that the country’s future is to become developed, or so it seems.

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Power Tools

Posted by Benjamin Bradlow, on Friday December 16, 2011

It is time to rethink the significance of design in our urbanizing world. This is one of the many things that I have learned from communities linked to Shack/Slum Dwellers International (SDI) throughout Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Design can be seen as a political tool to support the poor to bridge the divides that exist in cities in the Global South.

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Wobbly Designs

Posted by Monica Harriss, on Friday December 16, 2011

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, the Eyebeam Art + Technology Center, and Smart Design teamed up this past summer to take Jell-O on a whirlwind tour through New York City, with a Jell-O Mold Workshop for high-school students interested in food, design, and technology.

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Nominate Now for the 2012 National Design Awards!

Posted by Vassiliki Giannopoulos, on Tuesday December 13, 2011

The Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum is pleased to announce an open call for nominations for the thirteenth annual National Design Awards [] program honoring lasting achievement in American design. Each year, the Awards recognize excellence, innovation, and enhancement of the quality of life across a range of disciplines.

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Teens Upcycle Innovative Garments

Posted by Monica Harriss, on Wednesday December 07, 2011

Design with the Other 90%: CITIES, currently on view at the United Nations Visitors Center in New York, features projects, proposals, and solutions that address complex issues arising in emerging and developing economies. DesignPrep teens participated in a multi-session workshop led by designer Trudy Miller. Inspired by the CITIES exhibition

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