Scraps: fashion, textiles and creative reuse
September 23, 2016 through April 16, 2017
Offering creative, alternative approaches to confronting textile waste, Scraps: Fashion, Textiles and Creative Reuse will present the work of three designers who put sustainability at the heart of the design process. Through more than forty works, the exhibition will explore key facets of sustainability, such as the efficient use of materials and resources, the preservation of local craft traditions and the integration of new technologies in the recycling process.
By the People: Designing a Better America
September 30, 2016 through February 26, 2017
The third exhibition of Cooper Hewitt’s series devoted to humanitarian design will examine how design is challenging social and economic inequality across America. Curator of Socially Responsible Design Cynthia E. Smith conducted over two years of field research—traveling to shrinking post-industrial cities, sprawling metro regions, struggling rural towns, along our border, areas impacted by natural and man-made disaster, and places of persistent poverty—in search of collaborative designs for more equitable, inclusive and sustainable communities. Sixty design projects from every region across the U.S. will be organized into the themes of Act, Save, Share, Live, Learn, and Make to showcase the innovative and impactful actions generated through design.
Featured Image: Gees tikdi textile (detail), 2009. Designed by Christina Kim (American b. South Korea 1957), produced by dosa inc. (Los Angeles, California).