Talks

Photo provided by Rebel Nell
01/26
Thursday
Thu. January 26, 2017
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Shauna Carey, Amplify program director for IDEO.org, leads a discussion on how small businesses can champion social justice for employees in need and help them to overcome barriers to leading independent lives. Carey will speak with Amy Peterson, cofounder and CEO, and Patricia Caldwell, production manager, of the Detroit-based jewelry design studio Rebel Nell, featured... .
Event Address:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
2 East 91st Street
New York, NY 10128
Photo credits (left to right): Kate Cutlip; Infinite Socket; Ayse Kipper
02/02
Thursday
Thu. February 2, 2017
6:30pm to 8:00pm
How do designers best understand and meet the needs of underserved communities? What practices foster deeper insight and promote new creative thinking? In conjunction with the exhibition By the People: Designing a Better America, Cooper Hewitt and Pratt Institute, with additional support from CaringKind, host a presentation and discussion of these questions and more with National Design... .
Event Address:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
2 East 91st Street
New York, NY 10128
Photo credits (left to right): Mark Herboth; client is District of Columbia Public Library and Chattanooga Public Library
02/09
Thursday
Thu. February 9, 2017
6:30pm to 8:00pm
U.S. public libraries are redefining and expanding their roles in civic life to ensure community access to the vital information and tools needed to learn, create, and improve lives. Join us for a conversation on public libraries as hubs for civic engagement, with a focus on the innovative neighborhood libraries featured in By the People:... .
Event Address:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
2 East 91st Street
New York, NY 10128
Photo provided by Remix. "Jane" visualizes how far someone can travel in fifteen-minute increments.
02/15
Wednesday
Wed. February 15, 2017
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Across the United States, designers are using cognitive computing and data analysis to help American cities meet the needs of their diverse populations. Tiffany Chu, Code for America fellow and cofounder of the public transport data initiative Remix; Adam Cutler, distinguished designer at IBM Design; and Sarah Williams, director of  MIT’s Civic Data Design Lab and cocreator of the City Digits: Local Lotto project, will... .
Event Address:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
2 East 91st Street
New York, NY 10128