Cynthia E. Smith

Cynthia E. Smith serves as the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum’s Curator of Socially Responsible Design.

Smith is the co-author of The Politics of Genocide: U.S. Rhetoric vs. Inaction in Darfur, published in the Kennedy School Review. She co-curated the 2010 National Design Triennial: Why Design Now?; curated the 2007 exhibition Design for the Other 90% and the latest exhibition in the series, Design with the Other 90%: CITIES, which will be on view at the United Nations from October 15, 2011, to January 9th, 2012. Named a “20/20 New Pioneer” by Icon magazine and one of Metropolis’ “next generation of young curators,” Smith has served on international design juries and lectured widely on socially responsible design.