Cooper Hewitt opens Design Triennial exhibition
This week, the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum opens their newest exhibition, the Design Triennial, entitled "Why Design Now?" The fourth triennial in the museum’s history, Why Design Now takes a deep look at how designers are working to address human and environmental problems across multiple fields and scales, from architecture and products to systems, graphics, landscapes, and media. The show has been curated by Ellen Lupton, Cara McCarty, Matilda McQuaid, and Cynthia Smith (the museum also boasts a new Director, Bill Moggridge, legendary designer and thinker, formerly of IDEO), and includes devices like Adaptive Eyecare liquid-filled affordable eyeglasses (above), and (shameless self promotion) my own organization’s Learning Landscape math playground. The show opens on Friday May 14th and will be on view until January 2011.