Courtesy of The Mediated Matter Group From Cooper Hewitt: Neri Oxman’s Aguahoja, which exemplifies the National Design Award winner’s advancement of material ecology, a design approach that seeks to unify nature’s material intelligence with engineering, computation and digital fabrication. The project culminates in a pavilion made from 3D printed panels of plant cellulose and chitosan, a material made from the chitin present in invertebrate shells.

Cooper Hewitt to Showcase Design Interventions for Climate Change in a 2019 Triennial Exhibit

“Nature—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial,” will be on view at the Cooper Hewitt in New York and the Cube design museum in Kerkrade, Netherlands, from May 10 until Jan. 20, 2020. By Katharine Keane As a polar vortex sweeps across the nation, we are again forced to confront the new...
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Combating Obesity with Design, encouraing physical movement.

Blaine Brownell explores unconventional design interventions that are used to encourage physical movement. By Blaine Brownell A recent report from the nonprofit Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) included the alarming news that nearly 40 percent of American adults are obese. The...
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