Rice Building Workshop in Cooper Hewitt Exhibition "By the People: Designing a Better America"

Rice Building Workshop Installation

 

The Rice Building Workshop collaboration with Project Row Houses is one of the participants in the current exhibition at the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum "By the People: Designing a Better America." The exhibition features 60 collaborative designs from throughout the United States and across borders, By the People challenges the country's persistent social and economic inequality. Curator of Socially Responsible Design Cynthia E. Smith conducted over two years of field research - traveling 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. Presented in the Barbara and Morton Mandel Design Gallery and Process Lab, the exhibition delivers a powerful message of optimism for achieving a more just and equitable society for all Americans through society. 

The exhibit is on view Friday, September 30, 2016 and runs through Sunday, February 26, 2017. To learn more about the exhibit, click "By the People." 

You can read more about the exhibit in "The New York Times."