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Miya Osaki, Mari Nakano, and Lee-Sean Huang Participate in the 10th Anniversary Winterhouse Forum

Chair Miya Osaki and faculty Mari Nakano and Lee-Sean Huang all participated in last week’s 10th Anniversary Winterhouse Forum at the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum. They toured the Design Triennial, which features exhibits on human relationships to nature (and is highly recommended to all DSI students), and spent the day brainstorming ideas around social innovation in the year 2020 with other educators and designers.

“This was a special opportunity to gather as a community of educators, thinkers, and creatives to imagine future possibilities for design + social impact. What will social design practices be like in 2021? Design inspires future action. It’s great to have time together – in such a meaningful setting – to reflect on deep insights, develop new methods, share learnings and design practices, challenge the status quo, measure our efforts, and work inclusively and collaboratively.” — Miya Osaki

The Winterhouse Symposium on Design Education for Social Impact was launched by the Winterhouse Institute in 2010 to gather leading educators working at the intersection of design and social impact.

The goal of the annual Symposium is to share and develop methods and tools for teaching and practicing social impact design. The Symposium also aims to deepen relationships and foster collaborations among the participants and to build partnerships with the wider design and social impact community. Participants share updates and learnings from their specific programs and institutions and collaborate on projects of shared interest.

Learn more about topics explored in previous Symposia, here.

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