It wasn’t all that long ago that our first open house took place with a handful of faculty, in a temporary space, with no current students or student work to show. That was our first reception, before DSI opened, way back in 2012. I will be eternally impressed with the twenty-five students who joined that class, and helped pioneer the launch of this first MFA program in Design for Social Innovation with us.
This year, everything but the pioneering spirit and commitment to a career that benefits the world was different than that first gathering.
Seven of our faculty members came to talk to prospective students about the classes they teach, two more who were out of town filmed their presentation (it was much more exciting than that sounds). Josh Treuhaft and Sara Cornish, from the first cohort, came to talk about their lives now and, with a little perspective, what the program meant to them.
An auditorium of prospects came from Cairo, Chicago, Buenos Aires, Miami and New York to get to know the faculty and program better.
In our short history, we’ve developed a tradition of creating an open house for all those too far away to make it to New York City for an evening. On November 11, we will be posting a version created with some of our international students, talking about what it’s like to be a part of DSI, and answering some frequently asked questions. If you couldn’t make it to our open house here in New York, please join us.