Friday, January 6, 2012

Design for the Other 90%

Cornell CRP Students who are staying in New York City over winter break have been giving great reviews for the exhibit put on by the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt and the National Design Museum at the United Nations:

"Design with the Other 90%: CITIES features sixty projects, proposals, and solutions that address the complex issues arising from the unprecedented rise of informal settlements in emerging and developing economies. Divided into six themes—Exchange, Reveal, Adapt, Include, Prosper and Access—to help orient the visitor, the exhibition shines the spotlight on communities, designers, architects, and private, civic, and public organizations that are working together to formulate innovative approaches to urban planning, affordable housing, entrepreneurship, nonformal education, public health, and more. The United Nations offers an ideal setting to examine these complex issues and connect with stakeholders who can impart real change ("

Favela Painting

The exhibit offers innovative ideas to pressing issues surrounding urbanization on a global level. Great food for thought for Cornell CRP students.