Divining LA: New Tools for Drylands

Hazel is a digital tool for water-smart planning and design that gives cities the data they need to build a healthy local water supply.

The Cross-Border Community Station

An ecological research station, performance space, economic incubator, health clinic, and community classroom, Cross-Border Community Station is planned for Tijuana’s Los Laureles Canyon informal...

A Reciprocal Knowledge Platform

How do we raise awareness of the common interests between divided cities?

The Political Equator

Did you know? Some of the world's most critical border checkpoints are located along the same parallel.

Building Dignity: The Essence of Advocacy

Building Dignity is a flexible and accessible online tool for advocates, architects, and policy makers. It aligns design strategies with emerging thinking on safety, healing, and empowerment for...

Design Behind the Scenes: Textile Storage

See how textiles are stored at Cooper Hewitt in carefully designed archival containers.

Draw Your Emotions

Can you combine a simple shape, color and emotion to create a unique character design?

Squiggly Character

Can you use a squiggle to create a unique character design?

Luxo Jr. Pencil Test

Luxo Jr. is a short film directed by John Lasseter in 1986, during the early days of Pixar. The film made its debut at the SIGGRAPH computer graphics conference that year. It was the first...

The Incredibles Set Design

In the years following World War II, modern design flourished in homes and public spaces, fueled by new manufacturing techniques and a rising, optimistic middle class. The sleek, comfortable, and...