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Register now for Makerbot Workshops
Register now to participate in a FREE Cooper-Hewitt workshop all about 3-D printing. Starting on April 30th, the workshop will consist of five hands-on sessions led by Matt and Mike of Makerbot Industries. Founded in 2009, Makerbot is the Brooklyn-grown 3-D printing firm that has taken the DIY electronics scene by storm with its spirited,...
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.
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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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...
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...
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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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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”...
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Armadillo Suits, Soil Lamps, Folded Bikes, Oh My!
Over the next two weeks on the Cooper-Hewitt Design Blog, students from an interdisciplinary graduate-level course on the Triennial taught by the Triennial curatorial team blog their impressions and inspirations of the current exhibition,‘Why Design Now?’.     This year the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum’s Triennial: Why Design Now? explores topics of sustainable design. Current...
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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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BarCamps to Books
From citizen journalists to user generated conferences the dialogue keeps expanding. Those of us who could not make it to BarCamp Africa this past October in California the organizers posted video clips of the panels. This user generated conference was designed to make connections between people and opportunities in Silicon Valley and Africa. Bryan Bell’s...