Talks

Recycled Jamdani panel, 2008; Designed by Christina Kim (American b. South Korea, 1957), produced by dosa (Los Angeles, California), embroidered by Rajka Designs (Gujarat, India), beaded by Devi Export (India); appliquéd and embroidered cotton with brocading, glass beads; Gift of Christina Kim and dosa inc., 2016-6-1; Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, Photo© dosa inc.
10/01
Saturday
Sat. October 1, 2016
1:00pm to 3:00pm
The textile and apparel industries are the second-largest polluters in the world. Confronted with this overwhelming issue, many people are seeking an alternative to fast fashion and overconsumption. There is a growing movement toward repair and mending as a way to combat waste and add a personal touch to the garments and textiles we treasure.... .
Event Address:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
2 East 91st Street
New York, NY 10128
Kibiso Tsugihagi, 2016; Designed by Reiko Sudo (Japanese, b. 1953), manufactured by NUNO Corporation (Tokyo, Japan); kibiso remnants machine-embroidered to a water-soluble base, base dissolved; Photo: Sue McNab
10/01
Saturday
Sat. October 1, 2016
5:00pm to 6:30pm
Scraps: Fashion, Textiles, and Creative Reuse will present three designers’ approaches to the shockingly high human and environmental costs of textile and apparel production. Please join us for a discussion with the designers featured in the exhibition––Christina Kim, founder of Los Angeles–based fashion brand dosa; Reiko Sudo, director of Tokyo textile design firm Nuno; and... .
Event Address:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian National Design Museum
2 East 91st Street
New York, NY 10128
Photo © Bruce Damonte
10/13
Thursday
Thu. October 13, 2016
6:30pm to 8:00pm
This Design Talk will take place on Thursday, October 13, 2016 at Cooper Hewitt. Get your tickets today. .
Event Address:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian National Design Museum
2 East 91st Street
New York, NY 10128
Installation view of “Passion for the Exotic: Louis Comfort Tiffany and Lockwood de Forest.” Photo by Matt Flynn © 2016 Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.
COPYRIGHT:Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. Photo Courtesy of Corning Incorporated, Photo © Bruce Damonte
10/13
Thursday
Thu. October 13, 2016 to Wed. November 16, 2016
6:30pm to 8:00pm
  By the People: Housing for all Thursday, October 13, 2016 Lecture 6:30-8:00  p.m. Part of a series of Design Talks to accompany the exhibition By the People: Designing a Better America, “Housing for All” addresses the critical importance of providing affordable housing. National Design Award winner Rosanne Haggarty, the president of Community Solutions, and San... .
Event Address:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian National Design Museum
2 East 91st Street
New York, NY 10128
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10/18
Tuesday
Tue. October 18, 2016
7:00pm to 8:30pm
As part of National Design Week, the 2016 National Design Award winners will lead concurrent salons for discussion of new ideas and advancements in design. Forge valuable connections with the brightest minds in the design world and network with fellow attendees. Light refreshments will be served. ABOUT NATIONAL DESIGN WEEK Launched in 2006, National Design Week... .
Event Address:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian National Design Museum
2 East 91st Street
New York, NY 10128
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10/24
Monday
Mon. October 24, 2016
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Join us for a discussion with Hubert Barrère, Art Director of Maison Lesage, the venerable French embroidery company. For nearly a century, Maison Lesage has created extraordinary embroidered designs for Elsa Schiaparelli, Pierre Balmain, Christian Dior, and many other revered designers. In 2002, Chanel acquired Maison Lesage to ensure that the treasured tradition of French hand... .
Event Address:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian National Design Museum
2 East 91st Street
New York, NY 10128
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10/26
Wednesday
Wed. October 26, 2016
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Since 1924, Maison Lesage has created opulent embroidery requiring countless hours of work and exceptional skills for haute couture fashion houses, prêt-à-porter designers, and accessories manufacturers. In this workshop, participants will learn the traditional methods of Maison Lesage designers and will create their own embroidery based on Maison Lesage’s classical designs. Ages 18 and up.... .
Event Address:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
2 East 91st Street
New York, NY 10128
Photo Courtesy of Corning Incorporated
11/03
Thursday
Thu. November 3, 2016
6:30pm to 8:00pm
If prehistory is defined by the Stone Age, the Bronze Age, and the Iron Age, our current era may well be known as the Glass Age. Hear Jeff Evenson, Chief Strategy Officer at Corning Incorporated, explain the technical and aesthetic properties that make glass such a remarkable material in fields as diverse as consumer electronics,... .
Event Address:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian National Design Museum
2 East 91st Street
New York, NY 10128
Farm Hack: Photo by Farm Hack licensed under CC BY 4.0
Red Hook WIFI: Photo by Stefanie Deji © Red Hook Initiative
11/10
Thursday
Thu. November 10, 2016
1:00pm to 2:30pm
College students will have the opportunity to collaborate with By the People exhibition designers and produce new ideas for improving urban living and combatting climate change. Open to college students with valid student ID only.   By the People: Designing a Better America is made possible by the generous support of Additional support is provided by Elizabeth... .
Event Address:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian National Design Museum
2 East 91st Street
New York, NY 10128
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