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Rob Giampietro's early passion for design was catalyzed by an interest in computers. Giampietro, who is creative lead at Google Design, said that working with design programs as a teenager...
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While most people think of vast swathes of wilderness when they think of the National Park Service (NPS), the agency’s mandate also covers cultural resources, including historic landmarks, such as...
Portrait of Chris Gerdes in front of U.S. flag.
Chris Gerdes might not be reinventing the wheel, but he is certainly reinventing the way we use it. Gerdes is a professor of mechanical engineering at Stanford University, and director...
Native-American man at podium in front of large wooden carving.
It is commonly said that the arts are so entwined with Native-American communities that many Native languages don’t even have a word for “art.” “From the day they’re born, [Native...
By the People: Designing a Better America is a call to action to create more inclusive, equitable, healthy, and just places—to design an ecosystem of opportunity for all people across the country. By the People is the third exhibition in Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum’s socially...
Here's a roundup of some free digital apps to let you create art on the go!
Some of the most exciting creative work taking place in the country is not seen on stages, in concert halls, or museums. It is happening in city administrative offices, in departments of long-range planning, community relations, transportation, and others. There, artists are using their expertise...
We talk with arts leader Milton Rhodes about Winston-Salem, North Carolina's emerging role as a hub for arts and innovation.
Former NEA Chairmen celebrate the legacy of the NEA's fourth chairman, Frank Hodsoll.
Explore Community Engaged Design with interviews and other resources from our May co-convening with the Surdna Foundation.

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