BOOKS ON DESIGN THEORY, AESTHETICS AND HISTORY

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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

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Paperback, 8.5 x 12 in. / 240 pgs / 200 color / 30 bw.

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Catalog: SPRING 2022 p. 23   

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New York, NY
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, 06/22–09/23

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COOPER HEWITT, SMITHSONIAN DESIGN MUSEUM

Designing Peace

Building a Better Future Now

Edited with text by Cynthia E. Smith. Preface by Darren Walker. Foreword by Ruki Neuhold-Ravikumar. Poem by John Paul Lederach.

Designing Peace

How design can help foster the conditions for global peace: an intersectional visual conversation between activists, designers, architects and theorists

How might we collectively put our creative forces together to envision a future we want to live in and take action to create it now? Designing Peace is an intersectional snapshot of the actions—culturally diverse and wide-ranging in scale—that are currently in play around the world.
Offering perspectives on peace through essays, interviews, critical maps, project profiles, data visualizations and art, this book conveys the momentum that design can gain in effecting a peace-filled future. From activists, scholars and architects to policymakers and graphic, game and landscape designers, Designing Peace flips the conversation: peace is not simply a passive state signifying the absence of war, it is a dynamic concept that requires effort, expertise and multidimensional solutions to address its complexity.
Designers engage with individuals, communities and organizations to create a more sustainable peace—from creative confrontations that challenge existing structures to designs that demand embracing justice and truth in a search for reconciliation. This publication aims to expand the discourse on what is possible if society were to design for peace.

Contributors include: Michael Adlerstein, Pablo Ares and Julia Risler, Merve Bedir, Everisto Benyera, Nadine Bloch and Andrew Boyd, Lee Davis, Toni L. Griffin, Kristian Hoelscher, Dillon Horwitz, Michael Kenwick, Jason Miklian, Michael Murphy, Binalakshmi Nepram, Caroline O'Connell, Chelina Odbert, Tone Selmer-Olsen and Håvard Breivik, Beth Simmons and others.


Featured image is reproduced from 'Designing Peace'.

PRAISE AND REVIEWS

New Yorker

Andrea K. Scott

As the war in Ukraine rages on, it’s hard to imagine a more timely summer show than “Designing Peace,” at the Cooper Hewitt.

The Architect's Newspapaer

Designing Peace implicates design in processes for mitigating, if not expunging, conflict ... How can design preserve community safety? How can design be used to root out the causes of a conflict? How might design contribute in smoothing the transition to peace in unstable contexts? And more curiously, can design engage “creative confrontation”? Given the sad state of geopolitics, the findings and solutions presented in Designing Peace are as urgent as ever.

Forbes: Media

Jonathon Keats

Building playgrounds on the border wall and serving cuisine from North Korea, designers and artists are creatively engaging the challenges of world peace in ways that surpass static emblems such as the peace symbol.

Fast Company

Elissaveta M. Brandon

Highlights how design can help resolve conflicts, promote justice, and pave the way for peace.

Designing Peace

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CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 6/30/2022

AIGA presents 'Designing Peace' curator and editor Cynthia Smith

AIGA presents 'Designing Peace' curator and editor Cynthia Smith

Thursday, June 30 at 1 PM EST / 10 AM PST, AIGA and Artbook | D.A.P. present Cynthia Smith, Curator of Socially Responsible Design at the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum and editor of Designing Peace: Building a Better Future Now, in conversation with AIGA's Lee-Sean Huang. Click here to register for this Zoom webinar followed by a Q&A. Scroll down to read more about the book!
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FROM THE ARTBOOK BLOG

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 7/9/2022

Museum Store of the Month: SHOP Cooper Hewitt

Museum Store of the Month: SHOP Cooper Hewitt

Props to the brilliant curatorial team at SHOP Cooper Hewitt, our Museum Store of the Month! If you're someone who loves design objects and appreciates a gorgeous, user-friendly shopping environment, we recommend you hit the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum now, while the landmark exhibition, Designing Peace: Building a Better Future Now is on view (through September 24).
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CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 7/12/2022

What might be possible if society were to design for peace?

What might be possible if society were to design for peace?

New from Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, Designing Peace: Building a Better Future Now is a remarkable intersectional visual conversation between contemporary activists, designers, architects and theorists who are asking how design can help foster the conditions for global peace today. How can design support humane forms of peace and security? How can it address the root causes of conflict, engage creative confrontation, embrace truth and dignity for peace and justice, and how can it facilitate the transition from instability to peace? “In response to increasingly urgent social, environmental and economic inequities, divisions and crises, a myriad of inspired creative partnerships are surfacing around the world,” curator Cynthia E. Smith writes. “Designers, architects and artists are collaborating with disenfranchised youth and stateless people, international aid agencies and community groups, athletes and scientists, and think tanks and foundations, both in their local communities and across international borders. Designing Peace asks us to join with these creative efforts to confront injustice and to imagine new narratives. To build inclusive, participatory societies that value equity and justice, truth and dignity, creativity and mutual cooperation, beauty and difference, and agency and empowerment, and that nurture respect for each other and for our entire ecosystem. To envision a world that is accepting of multiple voices, behaviors, views and expressions. To begin designing peace, now.” continue to blog


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