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Cooper-Hewitt: Teen Design Fair with Tim Gunn
New York City teens are invited to learn about careers from over thirty professionals working in the fields of fashion, industrial, multi-media and graphic design as well as architecture. Design colleges from the country will be on hand to provide admissions and scholarship information. Meet Tim Gunn, the cast of Project Runway and designers from...
DesignPrep: From Design to Movement
NYC teens worked alongside master jewelry designers from Van Cleef & Arpels as they try their hand at jewelry design here at Cooper-Hewitt in this exciting hands-on program. The exacting labor of creating a maquette, first in wax and then in pewter, is an important part of the jewelry design process. In this video, the...
DesignPrep: Makerbot Workshops
Cooper-Hewitt is launching a series of FREE workshops for NYC teens on building, programming, and prototyping with the Makerbot 3D printer. Participants will learn how to assemble, program, and print their designs on the Makerbot 3-D printer. They’ll learn about hardware, software, and 3D modeling software like Google Sketchup and Blender. This is a huge...
DesignPrep: The Digital Curators Project
A short video explaining youth participation in shaping Cooper-Hewitt's effort to make its vast collection web-accessible. NYC teens work with museum staff to select objects, tag them in their own words, and suggest features to make the virtual museum system more youth-friendly.
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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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Terrific Prototypes from Today’s Tour + Workshop
These third graders from P.S. 59 in the Bronx recently tackled some big design challenges when they came to participate in our Target Design K12 program. Here they are demonstrating their fantastic prototype vehicles, made during the popular Green Transportation Workshop. Made possible by a generous grant from Target, the free Tour + Workshop program...
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MOUSE Corps Students meet Bill Moggridge at Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
It was an exciting moment for MOUSE Corps Students when a surprise visit from Bill Moggridge left them awestruck and inspired. An innovative youth development program, MOUSE Corps prepares high school students for future educational and professional roles by providing opportunities for in-depth technology projects. One of many programs through MOUSE includes a student-led design...
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Studio Visit to Selldorf Architects
SIMS Municipal Recycling Facility in Brooklyn. Image courtesy of Selldorf Architects. Selldorf Architects, located at Manhattan’s Union Square, recently opened their studio to Cooper-Hewitt’s Design Watch Members. The firm has acquired an international reputation for work that is sensitive to context and program, thoughtful in execution and timeless. The firm has worked on public and...
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Today’s Tour + Workshop
Some great snapshops from today's Target Design K12 program. This group from the Saint Ignacius Loyola School had a blast at their workshop, focused on Communications and Social Networking. Made possible by a generous grant from Target, the free Tour + Workshop program invites students to think like designers as they discuss key objects from...
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Sukkah City installation at Union Square
The Sukkah City installation at Union Square last weekend was an ideal example of how to use public space in NYC.   As the brochure educated: “Biblical in origin, the sukkah is an ephemeral, elemental shelter, erected for one week each fall, in which it is customary to share meals, entertain, sleep and rejoice. Ostensibly,...