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Cooper-Hewitt: Design for the Other 90% Panel – Modesta Nyirenda-Zabula
Modesta Nyirenda-Zabula, Project Manager, Godisa Technologies Trust
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Threesome Rescue Wheelchair User
Alvaro, Ray and Tony from Cooper-Hewitt’s Facilities team We help teachers learn how to teach design by engaging them in the design process through active observation, discussion, strategies for visual communication, and critique. Yesterday our education team was hosting a professional development teacher training program with the New York City Department of Education. One of...
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Jacquard Weave X-Change
Felt Lace X-Change 2010-3-1 Company: Studio Structure Designed by Pauline Verbeek-Cowart Woven by The Oriole Mill 2008 Medium: merino wool Technique: fulled double cloth with hand finishing Place made: North Carolina, U.S.A. One of the favorite parts of my job is inspecting all of the new acquisitions coming into the textile collection. Earlier this year...
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Felt in Haiti
I had the pleasure of meeting recently with Ton Vriens, a Dutch documentary filmmaker and journalist who, through his foundation Turtle Tree, is working with women in Haiti to develop a felt-making co-operative, with the goal of achieving economic and social independence for the members of the self-governed group. Haiti is one of the poorest...
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Voûte Nubienne Affordable Housing
In sub-Saharan Africa, traditional building techniques are no longer feasible; due to increased deforestation use of timber for roofing and posts is not viable. Adapting an ancient architectural technique used in Sudan and Asia to West Africa, provides an affordable alternative. The Voute Nubienne (VN) or Nubian Vault technique uses local materials (mud bricks dried...
Design Education for Everyone
An amazing group of teachers just spent the week at Cooper-Hewitt, participating in our on-going City of Neighborhoods program for educators. This year, the museum invited around forty teachers from New Orleans to take part in a week-long study of how design can work in the classroom, with a focus on exploring one’s local community....