Tiffany Gaines, ’14, graduated from NYU with a degree in Social Entrepreneurship, but she felt she was missing design. While at DSI, she got a job through the program working as a consultant for Hyatt Hotels, helping them reimagine the hotel experience. Her thesis project has become her life. Lovability, Inc. designs products to promote…
“I definitely feel more prepared now, and we still have one year to go. I think this is a good place for people who want to create a positive impact in the world.” — Manolo Ampudia
VIEW 2017 THESIS PAGE HERE Watch individual presentations in the Projects section or Download the new DSI Thesis App Here The annual DSI Thesis Show presentations will be held on Thursday April 28th, from noon to 5pm at the SVA Beatrice Theater. Please join us as the Class of 2016 presents their thesis projects on the important issues of…
by Manolo Ampudia and Emily Herrick
“A facilitation method that develops active citizens — giving young adults in NYC the skills to understand how local government affects the wellbeing of their neighborhoods.”
In social innovation, as in life, things don’t always turn out like you plan; but the ensuing struggle often results in something greater. This spring, a team of DSI students experienced this first-hand when they partnered with Community Solutions’ Brownsville Partnership to develop a project about placemaking on one of Brownsville’s fledgeling commercial corridors, Belmont Avenue.
If you missed the 2014 DSI Open House, watch the follow up webinar as Cheryl Heller discusses the program. Current students Rhea Rakshit, Manolo Ampudia, and Barbara Fang also talk about their experiences at DSI so far.
Originally created for the DSI Games for Change class this past spring, Abba Babba took to the streets for the After Dark evening of game play at the Manhattan Bridge Archway Plaza in Brooklyn. Abba Babba was selected to participate in the Come Out And Play Festival, which took place on July 16th–18th.
Thesis topic preview videos from the Class of 2016.
Manolo Ampudia was born and raised in Mexico DF and studied Industrial Design at the Universidad Iberoamericana. He’s the co-founder of SUHAB, a sustainable design studio based in Mexico City. SUHAB aims to ease transitions to more sustainable habits and works with communities of artisans in Mexico and Nicaragua to create a range of products…