By the People: Designing a Better America


Author Cynthia E. Smith
Publisher Cooper Hewitt Publications
Date 2016
Country United States
Cover Paperback
Dimensions 8.2 x 10.7 in., 256 pages
Accompanying the third volume in Cooper Hewitt’s series on socially responsible design, By the People: Designing a Better America examines how design is effectively challenging poverty and social inequality across America. The book explores current social, economic and environmental issues in America with a particular focus on marginalized and underserved communities.

In addition to highly illustrated project profiles, By the People contains essays by and interviews with the designers and architects building innovative and systemic approaches developed through design.