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Cooper-Hewitt acquires a MakerBot
BREAKING NEWS…the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum’s education department has acquired a MakerBot! Youth participants taking part in a variety of free design workshops will have the opportunity to see their designs come to life with the click of a button. Join us in building the Bot on Saturday, March 19! The Museum is offering an...
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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...
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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...
A-Trak Music Workshop
During the summer of 2010, the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Nike and Make Something!! teamed up for a youth-based education program in celebration of the World Basketball Festival which took place in Rucker Park on August, 12. Youth participated in the ultimate design experience working with top designers from Nike, Jordan, and Converse. Workshops...
DesignPrep: A City of Neighborhoods
City of Neighborhoods is an innovative experience about the design process, learning from professionals to understand how design can affect and improve your community. This 11-session workshop offers youth participants the opportunity to incorporate the latest technologies which includes iPads, Macbooks, and FlipVideos. Youth participants use these tools to capture and display their work via...
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Made by Hand: Alabama Chanin
  The evening of May 19th capped off a three-day residency at the Cooper-Hewitt for Natalie Chanin, founder and designer of the design studio Alabama Chanin. Chanin, one of the founders of the burgeoning “slow fashion” movement, followed up her two-day Design Directions workshop for teenagers with an hour-long public lecture and book signing. “Lecture”...
Cooper-Hewitt: 2009 Teen Design Fair with Tim Gunn
New York City teens were 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 around the country were on hand to provide admission and financial aid information. Tim Gunn, members of the cast of Project Runway, and...