DSI DSI students fund thesis projects with SVA Alumni Society scholarships

DSI / Social Design

MFA Design for
Social Innovation

136 W 21st St,
5th Fl.
New York, NY 10011
(212) 592–2205



Hi, Tide

Andrea Cisneros (2017), Karina Davila (2017), and Marlyn Martinez Marrero (2017)

“An SMS service that helps communities adapt to climate change related problems of sea level rise and tidal flooding.”


by Kyle Calian and Amer Jandali

“A bike-operated compost pickup service that enables those living in urban areas to divert their organic waste from the landfill.”


by Yuka Uogishi

“YUBIKIRI is a photo contribution site aiming to generate a conversation about sustainable energy.”

Just Beecause

by Nayla Attar

“As a result of the plight of the honey bee, through the spirit of collaboration, I want to empower one other to take initiative towards environmental action.”

Chalk Circle Change

by Carl Landegger

“We are a social movement circling litter with sidewalk chalk within the public space to make the statement that we all want to live in a cleaner environment.”

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.”

Common Ground Convention

by Ruchika Muchhala

“Design a framework to bring together community members from opposing sides of the tracking debate, so that they can identify their shared concerns and make decisions for their community on common grounds.”

136 W 21st St,
5th Fl.
New York, NY 10011
(212) 592–2205