Talks

09/23
Wednesday
Wed. September 23, 2020
6:00pm to 7:30pm
Rebellion in Design: Developing a Blueprint for the Future On the surface, fashion and architecture may seem like disconnected worlds; however, the processes inherent to both regularly overlap. Designers are frequently faced with practical challenges to translate vision into reality. Through working between the fields of architecture and fashion, these visions can often be brought... .
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10/01
Thursday
Thu. October 1, 2020
7:30pm to 8:30pm
National Design Awards Virtual Gala Celebrate the power of design. Tune in to the virtual gala for the first-ever live announcement of this year’s National Design Award winners, and kick off National Design Month with us. This event is open for all to enjoy from home. The gala provides important financial support for Cooper Hewitt’s... .
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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 Susan Brown (Associate Curator; Acting Head of Textiles), Yao-Fen You (Acting... .
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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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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 for a conversation on the power of design to drive social change across the realms... .
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10/16
Friday
Fri. October 16, 2020
1:00pm to 2:00pm
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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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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