Designing Peace Tour
What would be possible if we were to design for peace?
In this guided exhibition tour of Designing Peace, visitors will encounter a wide range of design responses from around the world that look at ways to create and sustain a more durable peace—from creative confrontations that challenge existing structures to designs that demand embracing justice and truth in a search for reconciliation.
The tours on October 17, 20, and 21 will be led by Cynthia E. Smith, Curator of Socially Responsible Design and curator of the exhibition. The tours on October 18 and 19 will be led by Design Guides.
Visit Cooper Hewitt’s Plan Your Visit page to reserve free museum admission during this time.
- Location: This program will take place in person at Cooper Hewitt (2 East 91st Street, New York, NY). The areas covered are fully wheelchair accessible. The tour will begin in the Great Hall located on the first floor of the museum, before proceeding to the Designing Peace exhibition, located on the third floor. Read more about accessibility at Cooper Hewitt.
- What to Expect: The tour involves moving through gallery spaces and standing to view exhibition objects; wheelchairs and portable stools are available for those who can’t walk or stand for long periods of time.
- Accommodations: For general questions, or if we can provide additional accessibility services or accommodations to support your participation in this program, please email us at CHEducation@si.edu or let us know when registering. Please make your accommodation request as far in advance as possible—preferably at least one week before the program date when possible.
Health & Safety Measures
Please visit Cooper Hewitt’s Plan Your Visit page for up-to-date information on health and safety guidelines.
About national Design week
National Design Week celebrates the power of design in our everyday world. Launched in 2006, National Design Week is held in conjunction with the National Design Awards. From October 17–23, 2022, Cooper Hewitt’s galleries will be free to enter, and programs will welcome all to engage with design. Visit www.cooperhewitt.org/ndw for a complete listing of programs. Your support helps connect students and lifelong learners everywhere with today’s foremost designers, during National Design Week and throughout the year. Show your support today!
The National Design Awards are made possible with major support from
Major support is also provided by Helen and Edward Hintz and Shelby and Frederick Gans. Generous support is provided by Alexandra and Paul Herzan, Crystal and Chris Sacca, and Lisa Roberts and David Seltzer.
Additional support is provided by Agnes Gund, Amita and Purnendu Chatterjee, Esme Usdan and James Snyder, Jon C. Iwata, Keith Yamashita, Kim and Mac Schuessler, Margery and Edgar Masinter, Richard M. Smith and Dr. Soon-Young Yoon, and Cooper Hewitt’s Board of Trustees.
National Design Week programs are made possible with major support from
Generous support is provided by The Hirsch Family Foundation and The Pinkerton Foundation.