Architects are reimagining the places where we live, work, and gather. Many modern indoor spaces are sealed shut and climate-controlled. The pandemic prompted people to open the windows, move activities outside, and control the flow of indoor air. From plastic sneeze guards to graphics for social distancing, new norms sprang quickly into place. What worked and what didn’t? How can everyone have access to healthier spaces?
Moderated by Morgan Hutchinson, MD and Ellen Lupton
Jennifer D. Roberts
Associate Professor, Department of Kinesiology, University of Maryland School of Public Health
Researcher, New York City Streateries
Andrew Ibrahim, MD
Chief Medical Officer, HOK; Surgeon, University of Michigan
Designing on the Front Lines, Season 2
In this virtual forum, designers and doctors talk about designing better services, PPE, public spaces, and more in the age of COVID-19. Presented by the Health Design Lab at Thomas Jefferson University and Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. Season 1 took place in summer 2020.
Each episode of Designing on the Front Lines, Season 2 will be recorded and archived with transcript and show notes at CooperHewitt.org. The show will be re-broadcast each week on Design Lab Podcast with Bon Ku. You can find that podcast on any platform you use to consume podcasts.
Production by Robert Pugliese
This free program will feature short talks and a panel discussion, hosted through Zoom, with the option to dial in as well. Details will be emailed to you upon registration. This program includes closed captioning. For general questions or if we can provide additional accessibility services or accommodations to support your participation in this program, please email us at CHCuratorial@si.edu.
The exhibition Design and Healing: Creative Responses to Epidemics is made possible with major support from Crystal and Chris Sacca. Generous support is also provided by Lisa Roberts and David Seltzer and the Lily Auchincloss Foundation. Additional support is provided by the Cooper Hewitt Master’s Program Fund.