Social Awareness & Sustainability

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I’ve long admired Donald Deskey’s drawing, Design for "Sportshack" (1940) in the Cooper Hewitt’s collection. When I first saw it, I immediately imagined what it might be like to live in this elegantly proportioned little gem of a house. As one half of a couple sharing our own micro-apartment,  I understand the challenges of paring personal belongings and selecting furniture that does double or even triple duty.
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Nordic Design Now: Design Policy - Lessons Learned

Nordic Design Now consists of two panel discussions, Social Awareness & Sustainability and Design Policy: Lessons Learned, co-presented by the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum and Scandinavia House. These panels are held in conjunction with two design exhibitions: National Triennial 2010: Why Design Now? at Cooper-Hewitt and Nordic Models + Common Ground at Scandinavia House.
Nordic Design Now, panel discussions, Social Awareness & Sustainability, Design Policy: Lessons Learned, Bradford McKee, Christian Scherfig, Danish Design Centre, Lavrans Løvlie, live|work, Robin Edman, SVID, Sanna-Mari Jäntti, World Design Capital Helsinki 2012, Halla Helgadottir, Iceland Design Centre, panel, talk, long, public program