By The People: Designing a Better America

Exhibition, Cooper-Hewitt, New York, USA.


Until February 26, 2017
An exhibition of 60 collaborative designs from throughout the United States and across borders, By the People challenges the country’s persistent social and economic inequality. Conducted over two years of field research, curator of Socially Responsible Design Cynthia E. Smith travelled to shrinking post-industrial cities, sprawling metro regions, struggling rural towns, areas impacted by natural and man-made disasters, and places of persistent poverty, in search of design for more inclusive and sustainable communities. The presentation delivers a powerful message of optimism for achieving a more just and equitable society through design.