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Bill’s Design Talks: Emily Oberman
Emily Oberman started the design studio, Number Seventeen, in 1993 with Bonnie Siegler and developed a flourishing practice working in print, television, and online media. Emily believes that the idea is the most important part of the design process, but also adds her unique blend of creative design and inventive panache. Join Emily and Cooper-Hewitt's Director,...
Bill’s Design Talks: Helen Walters, with Fiona Morrisson and Beth Viner
Helen Walters is a writer, editor, and researcher at Doblin, whose writing has garnered her a loyal following on and offline. She writes about creativity and design for numerous publications and is a contributing editor at Creative Review magazine. Her blog, Thought You Should See This, gathers "stories, moments, and ideas of interest from within...
Bill’s Design Talks: Robert Wong, Google CreativeLab
Robert Wong talks about his work and life as Chief Creative Officer of Google CreativeLab in New York. Originally from Hong Kong, he lived in the Netherlands, learned to be an accountant in Canada, and suddenly converted to graphic design. From that moment forward, his influence on design and media has been profound. Featured projects: ...
Bill’s Design Talks: A Tribute to Eva Zeisel
Eva Zeisel was an industrial designer, ceramic artist, writer, and force of nature. During her extraordinary career, which spanned nine decades, she produced highly recognizable domestic items that changed the way Americans set their tables and furnished their homes. Zeisel was widely regarded as a master of modern design, creating objects that were beautiful as...
Celebrating Oscar Niemeyer
A celebration honoring Oscar Niemeyer, one of the designers of the original United Nations building. To celebrate the 104th birthday of architect Oscar Niemeyer, please join us for a panel discussion about the changing face of New York architecture in the last sixty years; specifically, the intended meaning, and the public’s interaction with buildings such...
Sustainable and Inclusive Cities
Cities all over the world are rapidly expanding and facing issues such as climate change, rapid urban migration and overburdened public services. This panel discussion focuses on initiatives that seek to include those who have been marginalized by established cities, especially the poor, women, youth and entire communities. Panelists include representatives from: – Kounkey Design...
Case Study: Community Upgrading in Bangkok, Thailand
This discussion is centered on Thailand’s Baan Mankong Community Upgrading Project, a particularly successful example of housing improvement, land-tenure security, and infrastructure development that places slum communities at the center of the upgrading process.
Design Exchange Panel
As residents of informal settlements collaborate more and more with designers, governments, and organizations, truly innovative solutions and ideas are emerging. This panel featuring exhibition participants will discuss what they are doing to meet the demands of growing urban populations and new economies. Panelists include representatives from: – Shack/Slum Dwellers International – Design With Africa...
Design [R]evolutions: Places for Paintings and Paintings for Places
It is difficult to believe that the works of art we now see in museums were originally intended for display someplace else. The inaugural speaker for Desigh [R]evolutions, Dr. Nicholas Penny will discuss where several famous paintings now in public galleries were originally intended to hang, and how lighting, heigh, wall color, frames, and the...