Cooper-Hewitt: Design Revolution

Event Date: 
Monday, November 23, 2009

Join us for a discussion with Emily Pilloton, author of Design Revolution, Allan Chochinov, founder of Core77, Susan Szenasy Editor in Chief of Metropolis Magazine, and Cynthia E. Smith, Curator of Socially Responsible Design at the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Design Revolution, features more than 100 contemporary design products and systems — safer baby bottles, a high-tech waterless washing machine, low-cost prosthetics for landmine victims, Braille-based Lego-style building blocks for blind children, wheelchairs for rugged conditions, sugarcane charcoal, universal composting systems, DIY soccer balls — that are as fascinating as they are revolutionary, in an exceptionally smart, friendly and well-designed book that makes the case for design as a tool to solve some of the worlds biggest social problems in beautiful, sustainable and engaging ways—for global citizens in the developing world and in more developed economies alike.