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BY THE PEOPLE: DESIGNING A BETTER AMERICA. Cynthia E. Smith. Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution, New York, 2016. Distributed by Artbook|D.A.P., New York. 256 pp. with 425 col. ills. 27 x 20 cm. ISBN 9781942303145 In English.
Publisher's description: By the People: Designing a Better America -- the third volume in Cooper Hewitt's series on socially responsible design -- examines how design is effectively challenging poverty and social inequality across America. The book explores current social, economic and environmental issues in America with a particular focus on marginalized and underserved communities. By the People features design projects organized into six working themes: Act, Save, Share, Live, Learn and Make. It is a true manual -- in format and content -- featuring design solutions that expand access to education, food, health care and affordable housing; increase social and economic inclusion; offer improved alternative transportation options, and provide a balanced approach to land use between the built and natural environments. Cooper Hewitt Curator Cynthia E. Smith traveled to post-industrial cities, urban areas impacted by natural disasters, sprawling cities, places of persistent poverty and major metropolitan regions. Her research yielded nearly 400 potential projects from over 30 states and three indigenous nations (Navajo, Lakota, Pueblo). Smith met with local designers, community members and organizations.
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Worldwide Number: 814120
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