New Orleans

Focusing on School Improvement


Cooper-Hewitt's Education team spent an amazing week in New Orleans with 26 educators from New York City, San Antonio, New Orleans and Washington, D.C. Although their day jobs include teaching subjects from across the curriculum, including math and science as well as social studies and history, they all became designers for the week and solved a design challenge that focused on school improvement.
education, design, summer, New Orleans, design thinking
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Cooper-Hewitt: Richard Campanella at City of Neighborhoods 2008


Richard Campanella tracks the physical geography, historical development, and population of New Orleans from colonial times to after Hurricane Katrina.
City of Neighborhoods, 2008, Richard Campanella, geographer, Tulane, New Orleans, history, physical geography, development, population, Hurricane Katrina, civic engagement, Lecture, talk, long, public program

Newcomb Pottery: An Enterprise for Southern Women, 1895-1940


This exhibition traces the history of the ceramics produced by Newcomb College, in New Orleans, where young Southern women were trained for the art industry as professional artisans. More than 200 examples of Newcomb Pottery are on view. 
ceramics, pottery, American, New Orleans, women, Arts and Crafts, traveling exhibitions

Design Education for Everyone


An amazing group of teachers just spent the week at Cooper-Hewitt, participating in our on-going City of Neighborhoods program for educators. This year, the museum invited around forty teachers from New Orleans to take part in a week-long study of how design can work in the classroom, with a focus on exploring one’s local community. 
design education, education, educators, teachers, training, participation, City of Neighborhoods, program, New Orleans, New York City, NYC, neighborhood, Chinatown, classroom, local, community, subjects, disciplines, Educator Resource Center, ERC, thinking, learning

Salvage Shed


Many families are still crowded into one-bedroom FEMA trailers even 2 years after Hurricane Katrina devastated the US Gulf Coast. The Building Goodness Foundation has been providing relief to these cramped conditions building extra rooms for storage or a living room, even an extra bedroom.
Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans, Gulf Coast, disaster, FEMA, Federal Emergency Management Agency, trailers, housing, shelter, shed, space, Building Goodness Foundation, relief, conditions, Mississippi, Pearlington, Brad Guy, Bryan Bell, Sergio Palleroni, materials, demolished, reuse, re-use, Design Corps, Summer Studio, students, community, Matt Abel, tools, storage, Billy Ray Raine, salvage, salvaged, showcase, alternative, solutions, local, immediate, needs