Sunday, June 8, 2008

Cooper-Hewitt's Design Education program in Edutopia

The Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum's program for teachers called "City of Neighborhoods" is focusing on the redevelopment of New Orleans after the destruction brought by Katrina and was recently covered in an article in the June 2008 magazine "Edutopia" put out by the George Lucas Educational Foundation.

Programs like this, and the Cooper-Hewitt's recent exhibit "Design for the Other 90%", are excellent examples of the importance of design in shaping the future of our world. This perspective shows that design is not just "decorative arts" or popular fashion but is part of shaping the quality of lives and potential future of the planet.

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