DSI Welcoming New Faculty Part. 2: Fall 2020


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 https://dsi.sva.edu/contact/. 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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Save the Date: DSI Thesis Show 2017

View the 2017 Thesis Show page here The annual DSI Thesis Show presentations will be held on Monday, May 1st, from noon to 4pm at the SVA Beatrice Theater. Please join us as the Class of 2017 presents their thesis projects on the critical topics of today including: health, climate change, education, elderly care, language…

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Come Hear Lizz Winstead, Co-Founder of The Daily Show, Founder of the Lady Parts Justice League

Lizz will talk about her work with the Lady Parts Justice League, and her ongoing national comedy tour to benefit Planned Parenthood and the National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League. Lizz has been featured on The New York Times, The Washington Post and Entertainment Weekly’s 100 most Creative People issue, and when she’s not writing satirical…

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Join Us for a Global Guest Lecture with Renowned IBM Designer Doug Powell

On January 25th, Doug Powell, Distinguished Designer at IBM will be the speaker for the MFA Design for Social Innovation Global Guest Lecture class.  Doug will talk about the changing role of design in corporations.

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