collaboration

Design Talks: Mack Scogin Merrill Elam


National Design Award winners Mack Scogin and Merrill Elam have worked together in architecture for over forty years. Founded in 1984, their Atlanta-based firm, Mack Scogin Merrill Elam Architects, has won international acclaim for work that ranges from a sleek factory for Herman Miller to the Lulu Chow Wang Campus Center for Wellesley College and commercial office space for Tishman Speyer Properties. The firm's diverse body of work is uniquely characterized by profound rigor tempered by childlike innocence.
Architecture, nda, 2013, 2012, design talks, Adobe, collaboration

GlassLab at Cooper-Hewitt


In a special two-week presentation, Cooper-Hewitt will host GlassLab, an innovative program of The Corning Museum of Glass that pairs its master glassmakers with some of the most creative minds working in design today.
Glass Lab, Corning, Garden, Molten, glass-making, collaboration

Cooper-Hewitt: Pioneers of Change: New Collaborations


Pioneers of Change celebrates the blurring of low- and high brow, questioning the difference between the design world and the normal world. How can non-professionals play an intricate role in realizing creative projects? Moderator: Julie Iovine, Executive Editor Architects Newspaper Panelists: Jake Barton, Local Projects Pascale Gatzen, Painted Arne Hendriks, Platform 21 Scott Stowell, Open
collaboration, non-professionals, Droog, Jake Barton, Local Projects, Pascale Gatzen, Painted, Arne Hendriks, Platform 21, Scott Stowell, Open, Julie Iovine, Executive Editor, Architects Newspaper, Pioneers of Change, panel, talk, long, public program

Why Design Now?: Ripple Effect


Why? Over 1.3 billion people worldwide drink unsafe water. Ripple Effect, a collaboration between the Acumen Fund, IDEO, and Indian and Kenyan water organizations, stimulates innovation among water suppliers. In Indias Thar Desert region, the Jal Bhagirathi Foundation developed a new business model to convince communities to purchase treated water. In the Andhra Pradesh region, WaterHealth International has used entertainment-based education to encourage the community to use clean water.
Ripple Effect, collaboration, Acumen, IDEO, Kenya, India, business model, water, treatment, education

Why Design Now?: Medellín, Colombia


Why? A team of architects and urban planners, social workers and citizens has transformed Medellín, Colombia, from the most violent city in the world into a community whose architecture carries a powerful message of social inclusion. Public buildings, parks, libraries, schools, and museums were inserted in the most desperate neighborhoods to provide crucial public services. The Orquideorama, an orchid canopy in the Botanical Gardens, exemplifies the citys renaissance.
Medellin, Colombia, collaboration, transformation, social inclusion, Orquideorama, Why Design Now, Exhibition

Design Exchange Panel


As residents of informal settlements collaborate more and more with designers, governments, and organizations, truly innovative solutions and ideas are emerging. This panel featuring exhibition participants will discuss what they are doing to meet the demands of growing urban populations and new economies. Panelists include representatives from: - Shack/Slum Dwellers International - Design With Africa initiative - University of Buenos Aires - WASSUP (Water, Amenities and Sanitation Services Upgrade Project)
Design with the Other 90% Cities, Exhibition, UN, United Nations, collaboration, panel discussion, Shack/Slum Dwellers International, Design With Africa initiative, University of Buenos Aires, WASSUP, Water Amenities and Sanitation Services Upgrade Project, panelists, panel, talk, long, public program

Where Should We Go from Here?


The Social Impact Design Summit was a great opportunity to bring to the surface the controversies and commonalities within our new field of practice. We had representatives approaching design from corporate and nonprofit organizations, along with representatives from academia, with a correspondingly broad array of ideas about what constitutes social impact. 
social impact, design summit, corporate, non-profit, NGO, client, citizen, collaboration, commonalities, ds4si

Wobbly Designs


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.
jell-o, mold, Workshop, high school students, collaborate, collaboration, eyebeam, SmartDesign, New York City, NYC

Ready, Set, Design!


Ready, Set, Design is one of our favorite group activities, for adults and kids alike, at Cooper-Hewitt. It’s a highly adaptable design challenge that can jump-start collaborative and creative thinking in any group.
activity, activities, challenge, collaboration, education, educational, design education, creative, kids, adults, video

Designboost at Cooper-Hewitt


Back in February, I blogged about the Designboost Web site, likening it to a periodic table of design knowledge. This time, Peer Eriksson and David Carlson were here at Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum to run the first BoostEvent in the United States.
DesignBoost, web site, event, Design beyond Design, collaboration, Material Connexion, Sweden, PrimePR, discussion, innovation

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