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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
Design for the Other 90%, Exhibition, panel, developing world, poverty, Ron Rivera, Potters for Peace, Ceramic Water Filter, potable water, solutions, talk, public program

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.
Design for the Other 90%, Exhibition, underserved populations, developing countries, poverty, sustainable, sustainability, solutions, initiatives, access, accessibility, affordable, innovation, policy, transformation

Design with the Other 90%: CITIES


The first exhibition in this series, Design for the Other 90%, sparked an international dialogue about how design could improve the lives of poor and marginalized communities around the world. Professional designers traditionally focused on 10% of the world’s population, but that has dramatically changed in this new millennium.
Design with the Other 90%: Cities, Exhibition, cities, urban, dialogue, international, marginalized, communities, problem solving, collaboration, cross-sector, affordable, solutions, emerging, technology, migration, informat settlements, Global Majority, participatory, local, innovative, knowledge sharing

Designing Media - Airside


Fred, Nat and Alex are partners in Airside, a London-based creative design agency, with a fluent approach to using multiple media platforms
airside, agency, multiple media, platforms, London, fred deakin, nat hunter, alex maclean, solutions, entertainment, digital media, climate, change, films, Bill Moggridge, designing media, Interview, MIT press, design media, social impact

Growing Respect for Dirt


A new project by Marieke Staps highlights the emerging interest among designers to devise inexpensive and ecologically sound solutions to ordinary problems. Soil Lamp signals a new environmental consciousness by focusing on simple, abundant materials like soil and finding new ways to harness them.
Why Design Now, Triennial, Exhibition, 2010, Marieke Staps, ecological, inexpensive, solutions, soil, dirt, Soil Lamp, materials, technology, batteries, earth batteries, metals, microorganisms, bacteria, renewable, energy, Lebone, Bioconcrete, clock, biomass, nature

Designer David Trubridge answers why design?


It is not primarily to do with recyclable materials, efficient material use. To me these are the basic givens of design — any good design automatically does this by default. If not, it is not good design.
David Trubridge, basics, stories, role, problem, solve, solutions, rationality, left brain, thinking, nourish, depth, nourishment, cultural, connection, value, nature, fresh, clean, clouds, form, senses, emotions, rewarding, why

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.”
challenge, Wayne Clough, smithsonian, steward, cultures, connection, countries, World, value, respect, diversity, diverse, present, creativity, international, Why Design Now, Triennial, Exhibition, why, Web, internet, Design for a LIving World, solutions, sustainable, materials, Piranesi as Designer, Piranesi, role, reform, 18th century, contemporary, Design for the Other 90%, affordable, socially responsible, community, Cynthia Smith, curator, Critical Mass, population, growth, urbanization

Scenes from Steelcase


Cooper-Hewitt’s Design Watch Members visited Steelcase for a private tour of the showroom and sunset reception on the terrace overlooking Columbus Circle.
Steelcase, visit, tour, Design Watch, members, showroom, trends, media, space, Convergence, furniture, technology, work, spaces, collaborative, Cobi, chair, feature, Exhibition, Why Design Now, Triennial, Eno, interactive, whiteboards, i2i, seating, solutions

Subway Success


I lived in New York for a few months in 1965, when people were afraid to stand on a station platform alone, or board a train without protection from friends, and there was a police officer in every car. What a contrast from this week, when I rode the Lexington Avenue Express downtown to attend a talk by Masamichi Udagawa. 
New York City, NYC, subway, improvements, Masamichi Udagawa, Sigi Moeslinger, Antenna, cars, Information, signage, Metropolitan Transit Authority, MTA, MetroCard, Help Point Intercom, local, solutions, infrastructure, product design, Installations, 96th Street, station, Broadway, Cherry Blossom, staircase, interactive, Triennial, 2003

Dandelion Seeds


I was surprised when I arrived at work yesterday morning when Pete (Ron Petersen), who makes the place clean and ready everyday, said cheerfully, “Great day for a photo-op!” I had no idea what he was talking about.
photo-op, t-shirt, tee shirt, dandelion, seeds, analogy, message, spread, renovate, RE:DESIGN, knowledge, collection, resources, issues, quote, collective, communicate, decisions, outcomes, creative, solutions

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