How might we be inspired to tell personal stories of creativity?

Join Christina L. De León, Associate Curator of Latino Design at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum for an interactive storytelling workshop inspired by design processes and rich stories in Cooper Hewitt’s collection of historic and contemporary design. Educators and nonprofit professionals will explore the possibilities that lie at the intersection of culture, identity, and design. Participants will have the opportunity to converse, question, analyze, and design for the future while considering the full range of human diversity and people-first approaches to solving problems.

Leave with tools and tactics to share personal and professional stories of inspiration and identity that can apply to a wide range of creative practices.


Read more about previous National Design Award winners.

The National Design Awards is the museum’s largest and most prominent education program, broadening access nationwide to the vision and work of the country’s design leaders and inspiring people of all ages to engage with design and design thinking. As part of the National Design Awards, Cooper Hewitt travels to various cities each year, connecting winners, past and present, to local communities.


The DISEÑO program is made possible by federal support from the Latino Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian Latino Center.