Recent alumni Carmen Dukes (MFA 2011 Interaction Design) and Katie Koch (MFA 2011 Interaction Design) haven’t taken the summer off. They’ve decided to build upon the successful launch and glowing reviews that Project: Interaction, their design education initiative, has received. In partnership with the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, the duo has adapted their 10-week after-school program for high schoolers into an intensive three-day session for local youth.
Each summer, the Cooper-Hewitt offers a series of free design-education programs for New York City high-school students. The goal of the classes is to introduce the students to various career opportunities in design. On July 19, 20, and 21, Dukes and Koch will take 25 students to the High Line to interact with one of Manhattan’s most visually captivating public spaces. Using social media tools, such as Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter, the three-day workshop will help students explore new ways of “checking in” and allow them to share their High Line experiences online.
Image: Carmen Dukes photo by Katie Koch.