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Smithsonian NYC Exhibit: Design for the Other 90%

For readers who happen to be in New York, the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum has an exhibit running May 4 to Sept. 23 on designs for development. FrogDesign and SmallShift have more on the exhibit. Everything from the $175 laptop and KickStart’s MoneyMaker Pump to water filters, food coolers, energy systems, and the Jaipur foot prosthesis. From the exhibit’s webpage:

Designers, engineers, students and professors, architects, and social entrepreneurs from all over the globe are devising cost-effective ways to increase access to food and water, energy, education, healthcare, revenue-generating activities, and affordable transportation for those who most need them. And an increasing number of initiatives are providing solutions for underserved populations in developed countries such as the United States.

Encompassing a broad set of modern social and economic concerns, these design innovations often support responsible, sustainable economic policy… These designers’ voices are passionate, and their points of view range widely on how best to address these important issues. Each object on display tells a story, and provides a window through which we can observe this expanding field.


Written by Ben

May 17, 2007 at 10:34 am

Posted in Innovation

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