New York City

Memoriam for Lebbeus Woods


After a week of nature rendering havoc on the northeastern coast of the United States, and televised images of death, drowning, and destruction, it is interesting to consider the work of the experimental architect, Lebbeus Woods, who died on October 30, 2012. Woods was a visionary for whom destruction and reconstruction were two poles of human existence. He demonstrated his world view in an exquisitely rendered drawing, Geomechanical Tower, one of two works in Cooper-Hewitt’s collection from the 1987 Centricity series.
Lebbeus Woods, Architecture, New York City, Manhattan, Hudson River, East River, Earth

Bill's Design Talks: Graphic Design—Now in Production


Find out how designers today are rethinking the aesthetics, process, and public of graphic design by creating their own software and systems. Join Cooper-Hewitt's Curatorial Director, Cara McCarty, Walker Art Center Curator, Andrew Blauvelt, and interaction designer, Dimitri Nieuwenhuizen, in a lively discussion.
Graphic Design Now in Production, graphic design, contemporary, Exhibition, software, DIY, tech, Governors Island, Andrew Blauvelt, Bill Moggridge, Ellen Lupton, posterwall, lust, nieuwenhuizen, talk, long, panel, bills design talks, wnyc, greene space, New York City, NYC

Cooper-Hewitt: 2009 Teen Design Fair with Tim Gunn


New York City teens were invited to learn about careers from over thirty professionals working in the fields of fashion, industrial, multi-media and graphic design as well as architecture. Design colleges from around the country were on hand to provide admission and financial aid information. Tim Gunn, members of the cast of Project Runway, and designers from Google, Nike, Gensler, 2x4, SHoP Architects, and more participated in the Teen Design Fair. The event took place during National Design Week, October 1924, 2009.
2009, Teen Fair, New York City, NYC, Tim Gunn, education, Lecture, Teens, youth, event, long, public program

Bill's Design Talks: David Owen and Our Green Metropolis


New York City is widely considered an ecological nightmare—a wasteland of concrete and high-rises, diesel fumes and traffic jams, garbage and pollution. But, in the groundbreaking work of contrarian environmental thinking that is Green Metropolis, David Owen declares New York City as the greenest community in America.
smithsonian, cooper-hewitt, design, museum, Bill Moggridge, David Owen, Andrea Lipps, New York City, sustainability, Green Metropolis, environment, urban, Urbanism, pollution, traffic, developing nations, Critical Mass, bills design talks, talk, long, public program

DesignPrep: The Digital Curators Project


A short video explaining youth participation in shaping Cooper-Hewitt's effort to make its vast collection web-accessible. NYC teens work with museum staff to select objects, tag them in their own words, and suggest features to make the virtual museum system more youth-friendly.
designprep, Teens, youth, high school, New York City, NYC, digital curating, digital curation, virtual museum, collection, tagging, design education, education, workshops, free, hands-on, Susan Brown, Matilda McQuaid, objects, feedback

DesignPrep: Makerbot Workshops


Cooper-Hewitt is launching a series of FREE workshops for NYC teens on building, programming, and prototyping with the Makerbot 3D printer. Participants will learn how to assemble, program, and print their designs on the Makerbot 3-D printer. They'll learn about hardware, software, and 3D modeling software like Google Sketchup and Blender. This is a huge opportunity for kids to geek out on the cutting edge of technology and bond with the Makerbot developers--the hippest, funnest nerds in the country.
designprep, Teens, youth, high school, students, NYC, New York City, education, design education, Makerbot, robotics, 3D, printer, printing, Mike Kelberman, Matt Griffin, Workshop, free, hands-on, product design, prototype, prototyping, engineering, programming, coding

DesignPrep: From Design to Movement


NYC teens worked alongside master jewelry designers from Van Cleef & Arpels as they try their hand at jewelry design here at Cooper-Hewitt in this exciting hands-on program. The exacting labor of creating a maquette, first in wax and then in pewter, is an important part of the jewelry design process. In this video, the Van Cleef & Arpels creative team works with our teens to create and critique their own jewelry designs.
designprep, Teens, youth, high school, students, NYC, New York City, Van Cleef & Arpels, Set in Style, jewelry, jewelry design, education, design education, hands-on, sophie pean, nicolas bos, maquette

Cooper-Hewitt: Teen Design Fair with Tim Gunn


New York City teens are invited to learn about careers from over thirty professionals working in the fields of fashion, industrial, multi-media and graphic design as well as architecture. Design colleges from the country will be on hand to provide admissions and scholarship information. Meet Tim Gunn, the cast of Project Runway and designers from IDEO, MSNBC, MTV and many more.
Teen Design Fair, Teens, New York City, NYC, career fair, Tim Gunn, Project Runway, talk, long, public program

Cooper-Hewitt: 2008 Teen Design Fair with Tim Gunn


Tim Gunn addresses New York City students on preparing for a career in design.
Teen Design Fair, 2008, New York City, NYC, Teens, Tim Gunn, career fair, talk, long, public program

Cooper-Hewitt: Bring Graphic Design to the Classroom: Workshop with Ellen Lupton


Join Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum for a presentation and discussion on teaching graphic design with Ellen Lupton, Curator of Contemporary Design, graphic designer, educator, and author of several books on design including D.I.Y.: Design it Yourself, and D.I.Y. Kids. The presentation will offer strategies for explaining and teaching graphic design principles and ways to move your students to thinking and working like designers.
graphic design, cover design, classroom, Ellen Lupton, curator, contemporary design, NYC, New York City, teachers, educators, middle school, high school, teaching strategies, design education, Workshop, talk, long, public program

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