design talks

Supersonic: The Design and Lifestyle of Concorde
Lawrence Azerrad, Grammy Award-winning author of Supersonic, and Debbie Millman, National Design Award-winning host of Design Matters, have a conversation on the ingenuity and enduring creative legacy of Concorde, the world’s first—and so far only—luxury supersonic airliner. Supersonic explores the history, design, technology, and lifestyle of Concorde, the 1960s aircraft that could cross the Atlantic in under three hours. Yet, more...
Image of a panel discussion at Cooper Hewitt. ON stage from left to right are Hans Tan, Hong Wei Phua, John Christakos, Mikyoung Kim, and Vasso Giannopoulos
Thinking Through Making: A Panel Discussion
Cooper Hewitt, in collaboration with the DesignSingapore Council present an evening of conversation.
Marilyn Friedman wears a red suit, at a lecture during a design talk at Cooper Hewitt on Dec. 4, 2018
Design Talk | Making America Modern
Marilyn Friedman discusses her new book Making America Modern: Interior Design in the 1930s.
Image of Devita Davison and Keba Konte speaking at Cooper Hewitt
Growing Local: Designing Sustainable Food Businesses
Design Talk with Devita Davison and Keba Konte, discussing food entrepreneurs and systems that promote sustainability and inclusivity.
By the People: Housing for All
Cynthia Smith, Curator of Socially Responsible Design speaks with architects Rosanne Haggerty and David Baker about community building through innovative affordable housing design.
Design Talks | A Conversation with Michael Sorkin & James Wines
Michael Sorkin is an architect and urbanist whose practice spans design, criticism, and teaching. He is the principal of Michael Sorkin Studio in New York, a global design practice focused on urbanism and green architecture. James Wines is founder and president of SITE, a New York-based architectural studio chartered in 1970. Through his multidisciplinary practice,...
Design Talks: Mack Scogin Merrill Elam
National Design Award winners Mack Scogin and Merrill Elam have worked together in architecture for over forty years. Founded in 1984, their Atlanta-based firm, Mack Scogin Merrill Elam Architects, has won international acclaim for work that ranges from a sleek factory for Herman Miller to the Lulu Chow Wang Campus Center for Wellesley College and...
Design Talks: Timothy Prestero
Design that Matters, National Design Award winner for Corporate and Institutional Achievement, is a nonprofit design company that partners with social entrepreneurs to design products that address basic needs in developing countries. Led by cofounder Timothy Prestero, over 850 academic and professional collaborators have worked together to create dozens of product concepts, including a low-cost...