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The 21st-century Design Library
A conversation about libraries in the 21st century. This event was held in Cooper-Hewitt's newly renovated National Design Library. Features Gary E. Strong, University Librarian, UCLA, and Stephen H. Van Dyk, Head of the Art Division, Smithsonian Libraries. Moderated by Nancy E. Gwinn, Director, Smithsonian Libraries.
The Business of Design 2012
On October 16, 2012, leading innovators and thinkers in business and design were invited to Cooper-Hewitt's Business of Design Breakfast, an annual National Design Week event, for a discussion about creative ways each community can be inspired by the other. Bob Safian, publisher of Fast Company, moderated the conversation. Themes included how design can be...
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Meet the Staff: Robert Nachman
Can you explain a little bit about the type of work you do here at Cooper-Hewitt as the Director of Retail? I oversee the retail aspect of the museum which at the moment, due to the renovation, is focused on our on-line shop as well as pop-up shops such as the one we currently have...
Glass Lab at Governors Island
GlassLab, the Corning Museum's live glass design program, features a team of expert glassmakers, who work alongside graphic designers included in Cooper-Hewitt's current exhibition, Graphic Design−Now in Production to create innovative pieces based on the designers' ideas, concepts, and sketches that reflect themes from the exhibition. The GlassLab program has provided acclaimed designers with the...
Cooper-Hewitt: The Winner’s Panel 2010
2010 National Design Award winners participate in a panel discussion about their inspiration and drive as designers and the state of contemporary design in America. Moderated by Stephen Doyle, Communication Design Winner. Speakers include:
Tom Dair, Smart Design, Product Design Winner
 Stephen Kieran, KieranTimberlake, Architecture Design Winner
 Ellen Neises, James Corner Field Operations, Landscape Design Winner
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Cooper-Hewitt: Material Use
In any given day, we touch or handle thousands of different materials that are fundamental to our daily lives: a clay pot to hold the food for our dinner, a plastic toothbrush to perform our morning regimen, and a wool sweater to keep us warm and protected. Facing a simultaneous decrease in resources and an...
Nordic Design Now: Social Awareness and Sustainability
Nordic Design Now consists of two panel discussions, Social Awareness & Sustainability and Design Policy: Lessons Learned, co-presented by the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum and Scandinavia House. These panels are held in conjunction with two design exhibitions: National Triennial 2010: Why Design Now? at Cooper-Hewitt and Nordic Models + Common Ground at Scandinavia House. The...
Cooper-Hewitt: Sourcing Sustainable Fashion
The trend toward organic goods and ethical trade is spreading in the fashion world with a wealth of new initiatives to connect designers to sustainable resources and materials. Hear from Summer Rayne Oakes, Co-founder/CEO of Source4Style — a B2B marketplace that allows designers — both fashion and interior — to search, compare and purchase more...
Cooper-Hewitt: Food and Transportation: New Systems Approaches to Transforming Cities Sustainably
By the year 2050, about 80% of the earth's population will reside in urban centers with much less space and resources available to support the current personal automobile, sprawl, and highway infrastructure-focused transportation paradigm. Speakers Dickson Despommier, Dan Albert and Sue Zielinski will present their visions for the future of cities that include models for...
Designing Media: Roger McNamee
One of 31 video segments featured in 'Designing Media', the new book, DVD and website by Bill Moggridge. More info on 'Designing Media' available at http://www.designing-media.com Roger is both a musician and a venture capitalist. He plays lead guitar in Moonalice and has developed a unique combination of new media to promote music and musicians....