DSI Faculty Maggie Breslin and Tina Park Lead #DIGIN Project to Promote Women’s Heart Health


Creative Reaction Lab’s Equity by Design Bootcamp Series: New York

We are pleased to announce that we will be hosting the Creative Reaction Lab for the Equity by Design Bootcamp Series: New York. The bootcamp will take place the weekend of June 7-9 at DSI. The Equity by Design Bootcamp Series is an engaging weekend with a community of people interested in co-designing better, more…

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DSI Thesis Show 2019

View the 2019 Thesis Show page here The annual DSI Thesis Show presentations will be held on Tuesday, May 7th, from 11am to 3pm at the SVA Theater. Please join us as the Class of 2019 presents their thesis projects. RSVP HERE

Harnessing the Creative Potential of Design for Social Good – 92nd Street Y

Join Cheryl Heller at the 92nd Street Y as she talks with designer Rosanne Haggerty about how social design can help address our most pressing challenges, from poverty to climate change. Design has built global brands, disrupted industries, and transformed our lives with technology. It has also contributed to the complex challenges we face today.…

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Get the Inside Scoop at MFA DSI

Join us for the “Inside Scoop” series, where faculty and alumni will answer questions about the program and offer their lived experience. The second webinar will take place on Wednesday, January 16 at 12 pm EST. This webinar will feature Archie Lee Coates IV, faculty member, founder of the multi-disciplinary creative practice PLAYLAB, INC. and…

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Better World by Design: An Innovative Approach to Tension

Current social, political, environmental and technological challenges have created worldwide tensions, making a designer’s job particularly important and precarious now. That’s why this year’s Better World by Design conference will focus on using innovation to lift tensions and create a global impact. Speakers at the conference include 2018 alums Stephen Morrison, Amanda Finuccio, Nicholas Chan,…

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Save the Date: DSI Thesis Show 2018

View the 2018 Thesis Show page here The annual DSI Thesis Show presentations will be held on Tuesday, May 1st, from 1pm to 5pm at the SVA Beatrice Theater. Please join us as the Class of 2018 presents their thesis projects. Full schedule to follow soon. RSVP HERE

Online Master Class

We are pleased to announce that we will be hosting an online master class in social design, led by department chair Cheryl Heller, on April 5 at 10:30 a.m. EST. To receive the link to this free course, sign up at More details to come. A recording of the Class is now available. Please…

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Join us for a screening of The Long Friday

The Untold Story About the Day the Women of Iceland Brought Their Country to its Knees On a crisp Fall morning in 1975, the women of Iceland changed their world in a single day, when ninety percent of them walked off the job and out of their homes, refusing to work, cook or take care…

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Open House

Come find out about MFA Design for Social Innovation. Design a life for yourself as a leader of change. Friday, October 20th, 2017 6:00 – 8:00 PM Presentation, 7:00 PM 136 W 21st St. New York, 5th floor RSVP HERE

A Conversation With Kenny Fries

On Wednesday, October 4th the author Kenny Fries will be at SVA to talk about his latest book: In the Province of the Gods, an American’s journey of profound self-discovery in Japan, an exquisite tale of cultural and physical difference, sexuality, love, loss, mortality, and the ephemeral nature of beauty and art. Kenny’s new work…

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