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Jade Broomfield, ’17, has Two Jobs. She Likes it That Way.

Jade cares deeply about social justice, and has made it the center of her career. She is a public access design fellow at the Center of Urban Pedagogy, a nonprofit organization that uses the power of design and art to increase meaningful civic engagement in New York City. But she’s also a graphic designer at…

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Social Design in Action for Women’s Equality

At DSI, we teach students to lead social change. They use this in careers that address human health, poverty, food systems, environmental issues, equity and justice. The curriculum teaches the principles, process and skills of social design, and most importantly, provides them with experience practicing it. We were delighted to present a historic example of…

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Announcing a new honors program designed to catalyze students’ bold ideas into tangible products and programs

In the course of their learning at DSI, students develop ideas with the potential for great impact on business, society and underserved communities. Scarcity of time and resources can get in the way of their development, so we want to change that with Fast Track, a new program to give them the help needed to…

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New Faculty Spring 2018

This spring, we enthusiastically welcome three new faculty members to DSI. They come with impressive experience and credentials, and we’re delighted to add their expertise. Through them, we increase the breadth and depth of talent and resources of our faculty and students.

Welcome, Natalia, Mattie and Nicholas. We’re happy to have you here.

Emily Herrick, ’16, Designing Better Government

Emily Herrick, ’16, came to DSI with a clear goal: to design systems to help governments provide better services to citizens. “Social design is a complex practice,” she said. “Social innovation is a complex field. So I think if you are going to get an MFA in social design you need to have a sense…

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The Power of Women to Change Their Country

One fall day in 1975, the women of Iceland went on strike for equality. Ninety percent of them walked off the job and out of their homes, refusing to work, cook or take care of the children from noon to midnight. Initially laughed off as “a huge joke” by many men, the strike transformed the…

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3 reasons to submit your DSI application before the Jan. 15 deadline

You want to design a career with a purpose. It’s time to start now. When you apply to DSI early, you maximize the opportunities available to you. Here’s why you should apply before the first deadline on Jan. 15: Increase your likelihood of being considered for this program. You care about bettering this world, AND…

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Yuka Fukuoka’s Stacha device featured on Wareable.com

Yuka Fukuoka, ’18, is featured in an article about her project, Stacha, a device to create empathy and awareness for people who stutter. Read the full article here. Both inside and outside of the program, DSI students create change, disrupt the status quo and use their own powers of creativity to bring something to life…

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Gabriela Reygadas, ’14, Looking Back at Her Time at DSI

DSI: Gabriela Reygadas, Class of 2014. Fulbright Scholar, Citizen of Mexico. Daughter of social activists and nonprofit leaders. Strategist Designer at Cirklo launching a division for the consultancy on social design. Passionate about financial inclusion, ending poverty and injustice in her country. Apply. DSI.

International Open House 2017

Watch and listen to what our students have to say about our program. It’s an international cohort from twenty-eight countries so far, in the heart of New York City. You belong here. Perteneces aquí 这里属于你 tum yaha se sambandhit ho Du hör hemma här ここがあなたのいるべき場所です ที่นี่คือที่สำหรับคุณ Qui, ti sentirai al posto

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