Exhibition

Fall in Toronto


Design for the Other 90% opens in Toronto, Canada at Ontario College of Art and Design’s Professional Gallery October 4, 2008 through January 25, 2009. 
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Designer of the Year: Campana Brothers


Brazilian designers Humberto and Fernando Campana will receive the prestigious Designer of the Year Award at this year’s Design Miami.
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50 Books / 50 Covers


The Design for the Other 90% exhibition catalogue has been selected by American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) as one of the one hundred outstanding book and book cover designs produced in 2007. 
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Summer Design Institute in Minneapolis


Cooper-Hewitt’s Summer Design Institute, a week-long series of lectures, workshops, and discussions for K-12 teachers focused on design-based learning, is in Minneapolis this week at the Walker Art Center.
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Straw and Earth


An energy-efficient straw bale house is being built on the Mall, across the street from the US Capitol. Natural builders from around the country converged on Washington DC to construct the straw shelter and a bamboo shade structure. 
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Design for the Other 90% Wins


For the second year in a row Cooper-Hewitt wins a Webby, the “oscars” of the internet! Congratulations to our very talented web creator, William Berry, for his amazing work.
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National Design Triennial


Cooper-Hewitt invites you to submit ideas for our fourth Triennial exhibition, opening in 2010. We are looking for designers, firms, and projects from around the world that answer the question “Why design now?”
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Video: Curating Campana Brothers Select


“I think the curatorial process is how to tell a history about something in a different way with a different point of view, with a different light on it.” —Fernando Campana
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Slideshow: Miss Rococo


Intimate and ornate, rococo design has long been associated with feminine taste. Madame de Pompadour, the official mistress of Louis XV, was one of the supreme patrons of the rococo style. In 1990 artist Cindy Sherman pictured herself as Madame de Pompadour, emblazoning her image on a porcelain tureen commissioned by Artes Magnus.
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Out of Poverty


International Development Enterprises’ founder Paul Polak has just released his much anticipated book Out of Poverty, What Works When Traditional Approaches Fail. Based on his 25 years of experience he tells why traditional poverty eradication programs have fallen short and how his alternative approach works.
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