About the Exhibition
Last week, I wrote about the Design Triennial exhibition at the Cooper Hewitt in NYC. The fourth in a series of design exhibitions, it presents some of the most innovative designs at the center of contemporary culture. The projects on display in this triennial program explore the work of designers addressing human and environmental problems across many disciplines; from architecture and products, to fashion, graphics, new media and landscapes.
One of the designers on exhibit is Emily Pilloton. Emily and her colleagues are changing the world, one design problem at a time. Whether across the globe, or in her adopted home town of Bertie County, North Carolina, the work of Project H design is inspiring and educating using a Design Thinking process. I have been following the work of Emily Pilloton for some time. This is not only innovative thinking. These projects are impacting people just like you and I, all around the world. A true testament to the power of design to change lives.
The mission of her organization is to design initiatives for Humanity, Habitats, Health, and Happiness. Project H uses the power of the design process to catalyze communities and public education from within.
Within all of Project H's initiatives, they work with a few values in mind. Here are the six tenets that inform the design process: