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Intelligent Coalitions: Design & Social Impact
In February 2012, Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, the Lemelson Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts brought together designers, planners, inventors, and funders from Australia, Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas working in the public, private, and social sectors for the Social Impact Design Summit—a one-day participatory event to discuss strategies and actions to...
A Tribute to Bill Moggridge
Join us for an evening in celebration of the life and work of Bill Moggridge, design pioneer and director of the Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. Bill designed the first laptop computer, co-founded the renowned innovation and design firm, IDEO, integrated human factors into the design of computer software and hardware, and championed the integral...
Cooper-Hewitt: 2012 Business of Design – Provocation
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...
Post-Digital Culture and Spanish Design
How does design get made today? Join leading designers from Spain, the U.S. and abroad as they talk about their work and the state of graphic design in today's global, connected design world. The convergence of hand processes, traditional printing methods, and digital production are creating new ways to make and consume media.
Celebrating Oscar Niemeyer
A celebration honoring Oscar Niemeyer, one of the designers of the original United Nations building. To celebrate the 104th birthday of architect Oscar Niemeyer, please join us for a panel discussion about the changing face of New York architecture in the last sixty years; specifically, the intended meaning, and the public’s interaction with buildings such...
Sustainable and Inclusive Cities
Cities all over the world are rapidly expanding and facing issues such as climate change, rapid urban migration and overburdened public services. This panel discussion focuses on initiatives that seek to include those who have been marginalized by established cities, especially the poor, women, youth and entire communities. Panelists include representatives from: - Kounkey Design...
Design Exchange Panel
As residents of informal settlements collaborate more and more with designers, governments, and organizations, truly innovative solutions and ideas are emerging. This panel featuring exhibition participants will discuss what they are doing to meet the demands of growing urban populations and new economies. Panelists include representatives from: - Shack/Slum Dwellers International - Design With Africa...
Winners’ Panel
Live webcast of the National Design Awards Winners’ Panel, part of National Design Week 2011.