February 22, 2012
Months in the making, the Smithsonian‘s Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, The Lemelson Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) announced yesterday plans to co-host a special convening, called the “Social Impact Design Summit.” The convening will take place this Monday, February 27, at the Rockefeller Foundation in New York, with roughly 40 people participating in the day-long session, and an additional 15 or so joining for an afternoon discussion.
Beyond representatives of several leading public interest design organizations, this is an unprecedented convening of funders working in or with capacity to impact the field. In addition to those listed above, other funders to be represented include the Driehaus Foundation, Enterprise Community Partners, Kresge Foundation, Nathan Cummings Foundation, Surdna Foundation, as well as several representatives of PublicInterestDesign.org‘s funding partner, the Fetzer Institute, as announced here.
Click here for more information and a discussion forum on the Cooper-Hewitt’s website. Credit: Photo above from the Kibera Public Space Projects of the Kounkuey Design Initiative, featured in the Cooper-Hewitt’s Design with the Other 90%: CITIES exhibition.
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