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Reporting from the Social Good Summit

The Social Good Summit, held during the week of the UN General Assembly, unites a lively community of global leaders, politicians, activists, and celebrities to discuss what type of world we want to live in by the year 2030. This year’s focus included how we can unlock technology’s potential to make the world a better…

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Welcome, Class of 2019

Last week we greeted our sixth cohort to DSI with what has become a long-standing tradition. The Bootcamp introductions allowed new students to get acquainted with one another and the place that will be their home away from home for the next two years. After participating in a workshop led by faculty, Lee-Sean Huang and…

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Finding and Delivering Optimism at the Kyoorius Design Festival

Chair Cheryl Heller will travel to Goa, India this October 12-14 to speak at the 2017 Kyoorius Designyatra. In it’s 12th year, their theme of “Optimism will open the stage to stories of hope for a better world.”

The Next Evolution of the Measured Summit

We left the Measured Summit last January promising we’d continue the conversation we began there, about how to measure the effect that social design has on human health. Since then, we published videos, launched the second edition of our online journal, The Understatement, filled with an overview of what we learned and articles by our…

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Making the Most of Summer

It’s all in the rear view mirror now, but summer for DSI students was filled with learning experiences as well as fun. Here’s a run down of what the returning cohort did between years. Sandy Ng worked at the NYC Department of Housing Preservation & Development as the Strategy, Research, and Communications intern; took part…

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Faculty Member Lee-Sean Huang Joins Desmond Tutu Peace Foundation

Back in June DSI faculty member Lee-Sean Huang joined the board of the Desmond Tutu Peace Foundation, the only nonprofit organization in North America incorporated by Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu. The mission of the foundation is to use Desmond Tutu’s life and teachings to inspire young people to build a world of peace within themselves,…

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measured.design

Since the Measured Summit in NYC this past January, we took the conversation to London, launched Volume 2 of The Understatement (all about Measured), and are working on an online resource, The Measured Manual. Please visit the newly launched measured.design for the latest news, videos, photos and articles, all in one place.

The Understatement, Vol. 2

Welcome to Volume Two of the understatement, filled with some things we learned at the Measured Summit in New York City last January. We brought together leaders and practitioners from business, the social sector (non-profits and NGOs), foundations, technology firms, measurement experts and designers to address the question of how we can measure the effectiveness…

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Welcoming New Faculty

As our program grows, and social design evolves, we continue to add new faculty members who bring the latest technologies and practices to DSI, joining our core faculty, many of whom have been with the program since we launched. This year, we’re pleased to announce that Benedetta Piantella, Siri Betts-Sonstegard and Maya Weinstein will join…

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Cheryl Heller Awarded a Practitioner Fellowship in the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center Program

Cheryl Heller will complete a month-long residency in Bellagio, Italy, to advance her work on a book to be published in 2018. The Intergalactic Design Guide: A Quantum Approach to Human and Planetary Potential is an essential overview of the growing field of social design, demystifying the complex co-creative process and mapping solutions at the…

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