Image of a panel discussion in the Cooper Hewitt conservatory. From left to right: Cynthia Smith, curator in dark blue, Liz Gerber in bright blue, Christina Kim in pink and blue flower suit, Gail Anderson, in dark blue, and Gabriel Stromberg
This year’s National Design Award winners, Gail Anderson, Christina Kim, Gabriel Stromberg of Civilization, and Liz Gerber of Design for America, discuss the role of the designer in creating meaningful and impactful change. This intimate conversation touches on topics such as our changing cultural landscape, issues of access, and the responsibility of the designer.
Image of Designer Rebeca Mendez teaches a master class during the 2018 National Design Awards Winners Salon
2012 National Design Award winner Rebeca Méndez leads a master class exploring the themes on view in Rebeca Méndez Selects, and her research and practice around ‘artistic fieldwork practice.’ Méndez also discusses the CounterForce Lab, a center she created within UCLA, School of Art and Architecture with a focus on art, design and environment.