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Projects

Placemat

by Sara Cornish

“Placemat makes local stories and resources accessible, re-connecting neighbors to their neighborhoods.”

Creating a Social Movement around Women’s Health

Step-by-step makeup tutorials posted to YouTube receive millions of views from women who want help with their beauty routines. We decided to flip the message of a typical makeup tutorial to reveal the ugly truth — women are unknowingly harming their health every single day, just by applying their makeup.

The Transformative Power of Trans-Media Storytelling

As a part of a series of workshops introduced into the curriculum for first year students at DSI this semester, students had the pleasure of working with Lina Srivastava, Co-Founder of Regarding Humanity, on the role and impact of trans-media storytelling in Design for Social Innovation.

13 Days of Violence

by Sara Catalán

“Using art to demonstrate how commonplace violent thoughts and language are, and to move other artists to become activists in raising awareness.”

The Sonic Library

by Katja Frederiksen

“Creating sonic memories for people with dementia and their caregivers to achieve communication.”

The Lovability Project

by Tiffany Gaines

“How redesigning women’s relationship with condoms can empower them to take responsibility for their sexual health.”

My Future Self

by Monica Snellings

“A tool for 5th graders that makes their futures more concrete and leads to self-discovery that empowers students to own and embrace their education.”

El Encargo

by Sebastian Barrera

“Creating a channel for the new generation of Colombians abroad to reconnect with the country in a direct exchange of knowledge.”

Culture Cues

by Martha Berry

“Supplied with tools that simplify and clarify details of American life, resettled refugees are better equipped to start their new lives with the confidence and capabilities they need to succeed.”

Votever

by Tanya Bhandari

“A DIY student movement on college campuses, where a group of students does whatever it takes to get their peers to engage with the elections in India.”

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