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Projects

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.”

Trueque

Karla Despradel (2017)

“A program that leverages insights from behavioral science, education and design, to help youth in the Dominican Republic stay in school and out of trouble.”

Toward a Sustainable Non-Urban

by Norah Maki

“Create a visual language that re-unites nature and metaphor to map intersecting social, environmental and technological systems.”

Togayther

Linjie Deng (2017)

“A liberation movement in support of gay Chinese men to help educate and build community and support in an otherwise conservative culture.”

Time In

Jade Broomfield (2017)

“A program to counteract colorism in elementary schools using mindfulness to break the pattern of discouragement, lack of confidence and stereotyping.”

Thesis Projects From Our First Graduates

Thank you first cohort, there will never be another; for your courage, commitment and perseverance. Thanks to every one of our extraordinary faculty, to Richard Wilde again and always.

The V Store

by Maia Kaufman

“A for-profit store that merges sexual and reproductive health — a ‘genius bar’ for vaginas.”

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.

The Southside Project

by Mafe Perez

“Empower immigrant Latino entrepreneurs in South Williamsburg to maintain, evolve and vitalize their business in periods of neighborhood transition.”

The Sonic Library

by Katja Frederiksen

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

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