MFA Design for Social Innovation, The Arnhold Institute for Global Health, and the PopTech Institute are partnering to create a new way to understand and address the health needs of a community.
Community mapping is a process through which citizens in the community participate in the collection of their own data as well as the creation of solutions. This initiative will be a unique opportunity to bring them together with designers, community leaders, data scientists and healthcare professionals to co-create a new future of health.
The Harlem First initiative will consist of: an exhibit of student-designed interpretive maps of the neighborhood that will focus on various forces at work there; an interactive project room, where participants will gather to develop ideas; facilitated work sessions with a mix of participants; a master class for community members and design students with one of the foremost community mappers in the world, currently working in Nairobi; and a symposium on learning from this experience – how and where it fits into the larger questions of health in America and around the world.
Exhibit: January 11th – February 1st
Gallery Reception: January 21st An “opening” celebration at the gallery, all are invited.