Please join us for a keynote address by Steven Berlin Johnson, bestselling author of Everything Bad is Good for You: How Today's Popular Culture is Actually Making Us Smarter. Mr. Johnson will address how the design of social spaces in interactive environments is based on the translation of metropolitan values, or the "value of sidewalks," building on the intelligence of great cities and neighborhoods.

A book signing and reception will follow.

Johnson's talk is a part of Summer Design Institute, a week-long program for educators and designers. The event features workshops, studio visits, keynote presentations, and advisory groups that connect the school curriculum with the world beyond the classroom. Attendees join an international roster of renowned designers and design educators as they share strategies for engaging K-12 students in the design process. For more information about Summer Design Institute, please visit

Event Location:
The National Museum of the American Indian
Smithsonian Institution
1 Bowling Green
New York City

Price: FREE for Summer Design Institute participants and Museum members; $15 non-members; $10 students and seniors

For additional information or to register by phone, call 212.849.8353.

Summer Design Institute is made possible by Stephen McKay, Inc. and the Alan and Katherine Stroock Fund.

Added by kathrynyu on June 21, 2005