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Portable Ranger Station at Cooper Hewitt museum!

“By the People: Designing a Better America”

Sept. 30, 2016–Feb. 26, 2017
New York, NY

Portable Ranger Station 2.0, designed by Therese Kelly Photo by Nico Marques

Photo by Nico Marques

We’re thrilled to post our new Portable Ranger Station 2.0 in New York this fall and winter at the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum! We invite New York natives and visitors alike to stop by and explore the maps, games, drawers, and activites of our mobile interpretive center!

Document and collect your favorite public spaces in a trail register ...  lift the flaps on a “who owns the corporate meadows” game ... make a match with the L.A. River "fauna" spinner ... peer through viewfinders to catch a glimpse of L.A.’s elusive public realm. Also, watch our newly produced 3-minute VIDEO! "Public Access 101: Downtown L.A."

Portable Ranger Station 2.0 (2016), Therese Kelly, Cooper Hewitt, DTLA, Los Angeles River

"By the People: Designing a Better America" highlights innovative design solutions to social and economic inequality across America.

Curator Cynthia Smith selected the Los Angeles Urban Rangers after conducting more than two years of field research from every region of North America in search of collaborative designs for more equitable, inclusive and sustainable communities. The Los Angeles Urban Rangers join renowned national designers Michael Maltzan Architecture, Studio Gang, and Estudio Teddy Cruz + Forman, among others. 

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum is located at 2 East 91st Street at Fifth Avenue in New York City. Hours are Sunday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Adult admission, $18; seniors, $12; students, $9. Cooper Hewitt members and children younger than age 18 are admitted free. Pay What You Wish every Saturday, 6 to 9 p.m. The museum is fully accessible.

posted September 28, 2016


Related Field Sites: Downtown L.A.

Did you know?

Downtown L.A. is a 3,392 acre multiple-use area with a wide variety of opportunities for work, foraging, mating, and recreation.