National Design Month Events

Design Day Graphic Image
10/03
Saturday
Sat. October 3, 2020
12:30pm to 1:30pm
Design Day: Collection Selects Cooper Hewitt’s permanent collection of 210,000 design objects is one of the most comprehensive in the world, spanning from an ancient Egyptian faience cup dating to about 1100 BCE to contemporary 3D-printed objects and digital code. Join Cooper Hewitt curators Yao-Fen You (Acting Deputy Director of Curatorial; Senior Curator + Head of... .
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Virtual program
2020 National Design Awards logo.
10/03
Saturday
Sat. October 3, 2020
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Design Day: FINDing CALM THROUGH CREATIVITY | An interactive workshop with Wee Society Find calm through creativity. At a time when more and more kids are feeling stress, Wee Society has been creating tools to teach them how to embrace feelings without letting them take over, and to encourage self-expression. Join Wee Society online for... .
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Virtual Program
Design Fair Graphic Image
10/06
Tuesday
Tue. October 6, 2020
5:00pm to 6:30pm
Prospective students are invited to learn more about applying to a variety of colleges and universities with design programs throughout the country. Representatives will be on-hand to answer your questions about portfolios, admissions, scholarships, curricula, and more. .
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This is a virtual program.
10/08
Thursday
Thu. October 8, 2020
2:00pm to 3:30pm
Design Salon: Designing Sustainable Cities As climate change reshapes the planet, how can design advance solutions that promote a healthy, sustainable future for all? Join Cooper Hewitt and the inaugural winner of the 2020 National Design Award for Climate Action in conversation with 2017 National Design Award winner Susan Szenasy (former editor-in-chief, Metropolis) and 2019... .
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Virtual program
Design Fair Graphic Image
10/13
Tuesday
Tue. October 13, 2020
5:00pm to 7:00pm
Teens, college students, and emerging designers are invited to learn about the many shapes design careers can take from National Design Award (NDA) winners and guest designers. Get to know peers and hear stories about designers' paths to success in small breakout groups. .
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This will be held virtually.
10/15
Thursday
Thu. October 15, 2020
2:00pm to 3:30pm
Design Salon: Social Impact How can designers change the paradigm of creative production to amplify emerging creatives’ ideas, support individuals to be self-sufficient, and use design radically to solve global issues? Join Cooper Hewitt and 2020 National Design Award winners in conversation with 2014 National Design Award winner Angela Brooks (Principal, Brooks + Scarpa Architects,... .
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Virtual program
10/16
Friday
Fri. October 16, 2020
12:30pm to 1:00pm
Design Tour: Architecture Join Cooper Hewitt live on Instagram for a behind the scenes tour with the winner of the 2020 National Design Award in Architecture as they explore one of their projects. The winners of the 2020 National Design Awards will be announced on October 1. Join us for the virtual gala! About National... .
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FREE, Registration not required
Design Fair Graphic Image
10/20
Tuesday
Tue. October 20, 2020
5:00pm to 6:00pm
You're bringing your vision to life- now what? Join a panel of National Design Award winners and young designers as they discuss how to gather support for your ideas, pivoting practice in a changing world, and the journey from idea to launch. .
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This event will be held virtually.
10/22
Thursday
Thu. October 22, 2020
2:00pm to 3:30pm
Design Salon: Storytelling In this age of information, designers can tell stories that can be shared more extensively than ever before, whether in print, within an immersive environment, or beyond. How does design serve as a medium through which to share experiences, spark wonder, and address meaningful issues? Join Cooper Hewitt and 2020 National Design... .
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Virtual program
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