CraftPerspectives Lecture: Cynthia Smith (PNCA Podcast)

Cynthia E. Smith, Curator of Socially Responsible Design at Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, provides an overview of the design, thinking, approach and frontiers of invention shown in Design with the Other 90%: CITIES. September 26, 2012.

Cynthia E. Smith, Curator of Socially Responsible Design at the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, provides a global overview of the design, thinking, approach, and frontiers of invention aimed at serving the urban poor in connection with the exhibition.

After curating the first exhibition in Cooper-Hewitt’s series on humanitarian design in 2007, Smith spent a year of field research in 15 different cities in Asia, Africa, and Latin America, focusing on successful design solutions to rapidly expanding informal settlements. Join us for a behind-the-scenes lecture on this groundbreaking exhibition series.

About the Exhibition
Design with the Other 90%: CITIES is the second in a series of exhibitions that demonstrate how design can be a dynamic force in transforming and, in many cases, saving lives. In 2007, Design for the Other 90% focused on design solutions that addressed the most basic needs of the 90% of the world’s population not traditionally served by professional designers. Design with the Other 90%: CITIES explores design solutions that address the challenges created by rapid urban growth in informal settlements, addressing the consequences of our massive urban planetary growth.

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Subject Matter Cynthia Smith, Design with the Other 90%: CITIES

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Name Pacific Northwest College of Art

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CraftPerspectives Lecture: Cynthia E. Smith