Celebrate the 20th anniversary of the National Design Awards at Cooper Hewitt!

In this 20 minute talk, Amy Smith, founder, MIT D-Lab | Corporate & Institutional Achievement Award Winner talks with Cooper Hewitt Director of Digital and Emerging Media Carolyn Royston on the topic Empowerment through Participatory Design.


Launched in 2006, National Design Week is held each year in conjunction with the National Design Awards program. During National Design Week, Cooper Hewitt’s award-winning Education Department hosts a series of free education programs centered around the vision and work of the National Design Award winners. National Design Week culminates with the National Design Awards Gala. View all programs and events here.