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Cooper-Hewitt: How and Why Things Work - Keynote, Ellen Lupton


Curator Ellen Lupton uses concrete examples to discuss how designed objects and environments affect human behavior. Through objects from the past and present, she demonstrates how good design can solve everyday problems.
How Things Work, Ellen Lupton, curator, contemporary design, objects, product design, solving problems, keynote, talk, Lecture, long, public program

Cooper-Hewitt: Contemporary Architecture and the Legacy of Piranesi


Some of the most significant architects of our era have cited designer and architect Giovanni Battista Piranesi's influence on their work. Learn how architects Peter Eisenman, Founder and Principal, Eisenman Architects; Michael Graves, Founder and Principal, Michael Graves & Associates; and Robert Venturi, Principal of Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates are inspired by Piranesi's eclectic and imaginative approach to his designs. Stan Allen, Principle of Stan Allen Architect and Dean of the School of Architecture at Princeton University, moderates the discussion.
Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Piranesi, Piranesi as Designer, Exhibition, influence, legacy, Architecture, 18th century, Italian, contemporary, Peter Eisenman, Michael Graves, Robert Venturi, Stan Allen, architect, panel, talk, long, public program

Cooper-Hewitt: IDEO- Eye on Emerging and Disruptive Technologies


Emerging technologies can be potentially quite disruptive to our lives and businesses. Join a team of IDEO leaders who are actively considering the effect these technologies have on designing new experiences, as well as the opportunities and challenges they present for designers and the business community. Participants; Jason Alexander, Practice Lead Software Experiences, Fred Dust, Head of Smart Spaces Practice, and Tom Eich, Location Head, IDEO New York
IDEO, technologies, disruptive, emerging, Jason Alexander, Fred Dust, Tom Eich, panel, talk, long, public program

Cooper-Hewitt: An Evening with the Campana Brothers


Fernando and Humberto Campana take a low-tech, artisanal approach to design, employing sustainable, readily available, and often recycled materials to craft high design. Together, the two brothers have designed idiosyncratic, evocative, and sometimes humorous works for Edra and H. Stern, among others. Held in conjunction with the opening of Campana Brothers Select: Works from the Permanent Collection, Cooper-Hewitt invites Roberto Stern of H. Stern and Giuliana Michelotti of Edra to join Curatorial Director Cara McCarty and the Campanas in a discussion of their work.
Campana Brothers Select, Exhibition, Campana Brothers, Fernando Campana, Humberto Campana, Designer, low-tech, sustainable, recycled, materials, Roberto Stern, Giuliana Michelotti, panel, talk, long, public program

Cooper-Hewitt: Learning by Design - Keynote, Meredith Davis


Design educator Meredith Davis describes design-based education and provides examples of how it can be used in the classroom to meet local and state standards. She also presents evidence from various studies to prove the success of design-based education in meeting education goals and engaging students.
Learning by Design, Meredith Davis, educator, education, classroom, standards, keynote, evidence, talk, long, public program

Cooper-Hewitt: Groundbreaking- The Past as Inspiration


Giovanni Battista Piranesi, an eighteenth-century designer of architecture, elaborate Interiors and exquisite furnishings, boldly combined historical elements to create innovative designs that still resonate today. Cooper-Hewitt invites a panel of designers to discuss how, like Piranesi, their imaginative and often irreverent use of historical motifs invigorates contemporary design. This panel features: Anna Sui, Fashion Designer; Bill Diamond, Interior Designer, Diamond + Baratta; Tony Baratta, Interior Designer, Diamond + Baratta;
Piranesi, Giovanni Battista Piranesi, architect, Designer, interiors, furnishings, Anna Sui, Bill Diamond, Tony Baratta, Jessica Smith, Ellen Lupton, historical motifs, inspiration, contemporary design, Piranesi as Designer, Exhibition, panel, talk, long, public program

Cooper-Hewitt: Finding Design Solutions


Designers Sergio Palleroni and Bryan Bell discuss the relevance and potential for design to solve critical issues in the world. They describe projects being executed internationally with their college students to foster civic environmentalism and address issues such as hunger, community, and unemployment.
Design Solutions, projects, Sergio Palleroni, Bryan Bell, architect, Center for Sustainable Solutions, Design Corps, civic environmentalism, issues, international, talk, long, public program

Cooper-Hewitt: High School Invention Projects (Why & How)


Joshua Schuler, Executive Director of the Lemelson-MIT Program, describes the twenty-first-century thinking skills used in the invention process and explains how that process is used throughout high schools in the United States by the InvenTeams program.
High School Invention Project, Joshua Schuler, Lemelson-MIT Program, high schools, InVen teams, invention, talk, long, public program

Cooper-Hewitt: Heath Ceramics and American Pottery


In conjunction with a celebration marking the 60th anniversary of Heath Ceramics noted author and ceramic arts historian Garth Clark lectures on the early California pottery movement, its significance and its future through historic potteries. Design critic and author Amos Klausner introduces his new book HEATH CERAMICS: THE COMPLEXITY OF SIMPLICITY, (Chronicle Books) and leads a discussion with Clark and Heath Ceramics owners Robin Petravic and Catherine Bailey.
Heath ceramics, pottery, American, California, Garth Clark, Amos Klausner, Clark and Heath Ceramics, Robin Petravic, Catherine Bailey, Edith Heath, dinnerware, tiles, talk, long, public program

Cooper-Hewitt: Rococo, The Continuing Curve


From its inception, exuberant, organic, and sensuous rococo style has inspired subsequent revivals and new movements. As rococo's influence once again gains momentum, Cooper-Hewitt invites scholars Laura Auricchio and Paul Greenhalgh to discuss the social and cultural histories behind rococo in eighteenth-century France and its revival in Art Nouveau at the end of the nineteenth century.
rococo, continuing curve, Exhibition, 18th century, France, 19th century, revival, Art Nouveau, Laura Auricchio, Paul Greenhalgh, gail davidson, talk, long, public program

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