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Target Design Kids Saturday Workshops


Fun Up-cycled Centerpieces Design beautiful springtime centerpieces using found objects and reusable materials! Join Michelle del Guercio from Skraptacular, as you design centerpieces inspired by Japanese and English floral designers.
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Eventbrite - Target Design Kids: Fun Up-cycled Centerpieces

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.
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Register now for Makerbot Workshops


Register now to participate in a FREE Cooper-Hewitt workshop all about 3-D printing. Starting on April 30th, the workshop will consist of five hands-on sessions led by Matt and Mike of Makerbot Industries.
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Cooper-Hewitt acquires a MakerBot


BREAKING NEWS…the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum’s education department has acquired a MakerBot!
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Terrific Prototypes from Today's Tour + Workshop


These third graders from P.S. 59 in the Bronx recently tackled some big design challenges when they came to participate in our Target Design K12 program.
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A-Trak Music Workshop


During the summer of 2010, the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Nike and Make Something!! teamed up for a youth-based education program in celebration of the World Basketball Festival which took place in Rucker Park on August, 12.
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Today's Tour + Workshop


Some great snapshops from today's Target Design K12 program. This group from the Saint Ignacius Loyola School had a blast at their workshop, focused on Communications and Social Networking.  
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Made by Hand: Alabama Chanin


The evening of May 19th capped off a three-day residency at the Cooper-Hewitt for Natalie Chanin, founder and designer of the design studio Alabama Chanin. Chanin, one of the founders of the burgeoning “slow fashion” movement, followed up her two-day Design Directions workshop for teenagers with an hour-long public lecture and book signing. 
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Armadillo Suits, Soil Lamps, Folded Bikes, Oh My!


This year the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum’s Triennial: Why Design Now? explores topics of sustainable design. Current global climate changes and economic slumps have provided a platform for designers to create even more innovative works to aid the world around us
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Felt in Haiti


I had the pleasure of meeting recently with Ton Vriens, a Dutch documentary filmmaker and journalist who, through his foundation Turtle Tree, is working with women in Haiti to develop a felt-making co-operative, with the goal of achieving economic and social independence for the members of the self-governed group.
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