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Design for Play
"Rationale and reflections on teaching science through play- an informal, affective, qualitative and somewhat playful case study" by Scott Henstrand. Scott, a Physics teacher at Brooklyn High School for Collaborative Studies, is working alongside the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum to intertwine science and design. On Saturday, March 5 the Museum hosted a workshop led by...
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Students Blog the Triennial
This past Spring before the Triennial opened, we taught an interdisciplinary graduate-level course offered to MA students in Cooper-Hewitt’s Decorative Arts and Design History program and MFA students in the School of Visual Arts new Design Criticism program. Using the National Design Triennial, Why Design Now?, we introduced key issues associated with curating design exhibitions...
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A Resource for All Designers?
James Smithson’s Gift
 “I then bequeath the whole of my property…to the United States of America, to found at Washington, under the name of the Smithsonian Institution, an Establishment for the increase & diffusion of knowledge…” James Smithson (1765-1829) James Smithson As Cooper-Hewitt a national design organization and a part of the Smithsonian, I wonder...