It’s easy to build a house, much harder to build a community. Good design involves bringing not just a fresh eye to problems but, most of all, listening to the people who live in those communities.
— Cynthia E. Smith, Curator of Socially Responsible Design, Cooper Hewitt Museum

The Cooper Hewitt Museum has always been part of our New York City lives. I have been a member of the museum, our son went to Trevor Day School across the street from Cooper Hewitt for years, and we walk by the museum on a daily/weekly basis as it sits across from Engineers' Gate which is our family entry point into New York's Central Park. 

This month Cooper Hewitt is hosting an interesting exhibit that was reviewed in the New York Times today. I will be attending the "Housing for All" seminar on October 13. 

By the People: Designing a Better America is opening on Friday at the Smithsonian’s Cooper Hewitt, and it taps into a rich vein of entrepreneurial beneficence. As the show’s title implies, design is not just the task of designers. Mostly, though, the show is about ideas collectively developed or bubbling up from the bottom. What results can take numerous forms...
— Michael Kimmelman, New York Times

 

Cooper Hewitt - By The People: Housing For All

Date: Thursday October 13, 2016

Time: 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian National Design Museum
2 East 91st Street
New York, NY 10128

See Cooper Hewitt for more information and tickets.