The Cooper-Hewitt will celebrate the 10th Annual National Design Awards with a slew of free public programs on July 24 in Washington, DC. The day will kick off with a few concurrent programs at 10 am at various museums around the National Mall, and later in the day the 2009 winners will be formally recognized at a ceremony at the White House hosted by First Lady Michelle Obama. While the WH event is, of course, invite only, here's the schedule of programming for the masses:
Design X Details: Materials and Their Effects
Fashion design winner Francisco Costa and interior design winners Calvin Tsao and Zack McKown of TSAO & McKOWN Architects will chat about the role of materials in their work at the Corcoran College of Art & Design (500 17th Street NW).
Design X Community: Transform Your Neighborhood
Architecture winners Christopher Sharples, Coren Sharples and Gregg Pasquarelli of SHoP Architects and landscape design winner Walter Hood will gather at The National Building Museum (401 F Street NW) and focus on how design can be used to create a sense of community.
Design X Information: Interpreting the Present and the Past
Product design winners Boym Partners and communication design winner Steve Duenes of The New York Times graphics department are convening at The Smithsonian Castle (1000 Jefferson Drive SW) to discuss the relationship between current events and their design processes.
Design X Experience: The Future of Interaction Design
Design mind winner Amory Lovine and lifetime achievement recipient Bill Moggridge will address the future of technology and sustainability at the National Museum of the American Indian (Fourth Street and Independence Avenue SW)