Talks

Photo by Joe Kramm
02/13
Saturday
Sat. February 13, 2016
1:00pm to 3:30pm
Join us for a unique adult workshop led by The Haas Brothers and The Haas Sisters, beaders from the Khayelitsha informal settlement outside Cape Town, South Africa, who co-create the fantastical beaded Afreaks collection featured in Beauty—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial. Take a peek inside The Haas Sisters’ astonishing craftsmanship and learn the basics of beading. Participants will create a special... .
Event Address:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
2 East 91st Street
New York, NY 10128
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02/13
Saturday
Sat. February 13, 2016
5:00pm to 6:30pm
Join us for a special evening to discuss design, community, authorship, and beauty with The Haas Brothers and Sisters—together for the first time in the United States—and Andrea Lipps, Assistant Curator and co-curator of Beauty—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial. The Haas Brothers is the partnership of designer and twin brothers Nikolai (Niki) and Simon Haas. Playful... .
Event Address:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
2 East 91st Street
New York, NY 10128
Photo: Brian Smale/Microsoft
02/22
Monday
Mon. February 22, 2016
6:30pm to 8:00pm
One of the main developers of “multi-touch sensing” for computer displays, National Design Award winner Jeff Han’s interactive technologies have changed the way we think about computers and their place in the modern world. Following his blockbuster TED talk in 2006, which introduced computer displays controlled by the touch of fingertips, Han founded Perceptive Pixel. The company provided the interactive... .
Event Address:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian National Design Museum
2 East 91st Street
New York, NY 10128
Feature Diseno Arch.
02/23
Tuesday
Tue. February 23, 2016
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Join us for a panel on contemporary architecture, featuring four leaders in the field discussing the considerations of urban development. .
Event Address:
El Museo del Barrio
1230 5th Ave
New York, NY 10029
02/25
Thursday
Thu. February 25, 2016
6:30pm to 8:00pm
First debuted at TED in 2006, Jeff Han’s “interface free” computer displays—activated by the touch of fingertips—are changing the way we think about computers and their place in the modern world. Founder of Perceptive Pixel Inc., Han is a pioneer in the development of “multi-touch” technology, which allows touchscreens to recognize multiple points of contact... .
Event Address:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
2 East 91st Street
New York, NY
10128
The Unseen Workshop 02
02/27
Saturday
Sat. February 27, 2016
3:00pm to 4:30pm
Explore the “Magick” of contemporary materials in this hands-on workshop with Lauren Bowker, founder of the London-based fashion and accessory house TheUnseen. Bowker creates stunning garments that change color based on heat, wind pressure, or turbulence. The workshop will guide you through the precise chemical process for hand-dyeing your own color-changing feather. Work by TheUnseen... .
Event Address:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
2 East 91st Street
New York, NY 10128
The Unseen Workshop 01
02/27
Saturday
Sat. February 27, 2016
6:00pm to 7:30pm
Explore the “Magick” of contemporary materials in this hands-on workshop with Lauren Bowker, founder of the London-based fashion and accessory house TheUnseen. Bowker creates stunning garments that change color based on heat, wind pressure, or turbulence. The workshop will guide you through the precise chemical process for hand-dyeing your own color-changing feather. Work by TheUnseen... .
Event Address:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
2 East 91st Street
New York, NY 10128