Design for the Other 90%

Shout about design


Access to clean drinking water, sustainable energy sources and changes in the environment are some of the challenges faced by many around the world. Designers, from the Australia to Bangladesh, are responding with innovative design solutions.
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Cooper-Hewitt: Design for the Other 90% Panel - Ron Rivera


Ron Rivera- Coordinator of Ceramic Water Filter and International Projects, Potters for Peace
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Cooper-Hewitt: Design for the Other 90% Panel - Paul Polak


Paul Polak, Founder, International Development Enterprises
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Cooper-Hewitt: Design for the Other 90% - Panel Discussion


This panel highlights the growing trend in design to create affordable and socially responsible objects for the vast majority of the world's population (90%) not traditionally serviced by designers. Contributors to the exhibition Design for the Other 90% discuss the design and use of affordable and socially responsible objects. Be among the first to see the exhibition which illustrates the power of design to improve quality of life everywhere.
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Cooper-Hewitt: Design for the Other 90% Panel - Modesta Nyirenda-Zabula


Modesta Nyirenda-Zabula, Project Manager, Godisa Technologies Trust
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Cooper-Hewitt: Design for the Other 90% Panel - Martin Fisher


Martin Fisher, co-founder/CEO, KickStart
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Cooper-Hewitt: Design for the Other 90%


Designers, engineers, students and professors, architects, and social entrepreneurs from all over the globe are devising cost-effective ways to increase access to food and water, energy, education, healthcare, revenue-generating activities, and affordable transportation for those who most need them. And an increasing number of initiatives are providing solutions for underserved populations in developed countries such as the United States.
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Design for the Other 90%


This exhibition highlights the growing trend among designers to create affordable and socially responsible objects for the vast majority of the world's population—the 90% not traditionally serviced by professional designers. 
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Valuing World Cultures – Bill Moggridge


The third of the grand challenges posed by Secretary Wayne Clough for the new strategic plan of the Smithsonian is explained by the sentence: “As a steward and ambassador of cultural connections, with a presence in some 100 countries and expertise and collections that encompass the globe, we will build bridges of mutual respect, and present the diversity of world cultures and the joy of creativity with accuracy, insight, and reverence.”
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Summer in Washington, DC


Design for the Other 90% opened in Washington, DC on April 28, 2010 at the National Geographic Museum’s 17th Street galleries, through September 6, 2010. Admission is free.
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