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Cooper-Hewitt: Richard Campanella at City of Neighborhoods 2008
Richard Campanella tracks the physical geography, historical development, and population of New Orleans from colonial times to after Hurricane Katrina.
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Sharing design with students in the Midwest
People often forget that Cooper-Hewitt is a Smithsonian museum and with that comes a commitment to spreading the word about design across the country. As part of our A City of Neighborhoods program we teach K-12 teachers from coast to coast how to bring design thinking into their classroom. In addition to the training itself...
Meet the Digital (youth) Interns
Digital (youth) interns tag objects in the Museum collection! Through the on-going program A City of Neighborhoods project the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum selected 5 students as digital (youth) interns. During a one-week internship youth met with curators at the Museum to discuss the e-museum collection and learn about the curatorial departments. The Digital Interns...
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Great Minds Think Alike
A recent article by Urban Gardens features New York City designer Marco Antonio Castro Cosio. As part of his graduate thesis at New York University the designer presented a project that “aims to reclaim the forgotten space on the tops of city buses, while enhancing the quality of urban life by proliferating green spaces on...
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Teens take part in JFK 50th Anniversary Website
Jeremy Guerra gathering data in Morrisania, South Bronx Through the on-going program A City of Neighborhoods at Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum (CH-NDM) and in partnership with DreamYard, The New York Public Library (NYPL) and the New York City Learning Network (NYCLN) worked together to engage students as citizen designers and journalists. Using GPS enabled hand-held...
Design Education for Everyone
An amazing group of teachers just spent the week at Cooper-Hewitt, participating in our on-going City of Neighborhoods program for educators. This year, the museum invited around forty teachers from New Orleans to take part in a week-long study of how design can work in the classroom, with a focus on exploring one’s local community....