Cooper Hewitt will be hosting a family friendly workshop and a panel discussion for the design community during Industry City Design Festival. Both programs will be held outdoors, and are complementary to campus-wide programs happening throughout the weekend.
12:00–2:00 P.M. | ON DISPLAY// Courtyard 1+2
What would you display in a storefront? In this hands-on workshop for ages 5–12, participants will explore the basic principles and elements of design to create a retail window display for an imaginary client. From color contrast to form and placement, we’ll take you through the ins-and-outs of making a display that stand out from the crowd.
3:00–4:30 P.M. | STORE STORIES: EXPLORING THE HISTORY AND DESIGN OF RETAIL // Industry City Design Festival MainStage
The 19th-century department store and its successor, the modern mall, have continually evolved to attract and keep consumer attention for decades. Join us as critic Alexandra Lange and Cooper Hewitt curator Emily Orr examine design’s leading role in the development and cultural impact of some of America’s most impressive shopping complexes. Sharing stories from their recent books on retail, Lange and Orr will highlight how aspects from architecture and display to urban planning and community building have shaped our shopping experiences.
Learn more at industrycity.com.