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"Why Design Now" - Triennial Highlights


Sunday January 9th was the last day of our National Design Triennial, open since May 14th. How can almost nine months go so fast? 
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Understanding and Sustaining a Biodiverse Planet


This is the second of the grand challenges posed by Secretary Wayne Clough for the new strategic plan of the Smithsonian, with the explanatory sentence: “We will use our resources across scientific museums and centers to significantly advance our knowledge and understanding of life on earth, respond to the growing threat of environmental change, and sustain human well-being.”
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Video: In Their Own Words


What is the best way to convey the spirit of the work being done around the world? Footage of the exhibition objects being used in the locations where they are normally used helps provide context.
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