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Projects

Saturday Lunch Live

Wenqi Zheng (2018) Using drama as a tool to provide a stage to help visually impaired teenagers build relationships with their peers by focusing on improving their communication skills and self-confidence. Process Paper: (PDF)

Re-fashion

Pratiksha Rathi (2018) An educational program that makes high school students aware of fast fashion waste and inspires them to re-purpose their existing clothing through pop-up schools. Process Paper: (PDF)

Camp Sharon & Karen

Zachary Narva (2018) An event for parents of trans and gender nonconforming kids to process their own personal experience of their kid’s transition in the supportive, judgment-free setting of summer camp. Process Paper: (PDF)

From the Block

Jelynne Morse, Zoe Bordenet (2018) A civic engagement tool supporting grassroots activists advocating for the use of local knowledge to shape city policies. Process Paper: (PDF)

The Slow Hands’ Lab

Jiayi Dong (2018) A program to help Su Embroidery artists increase their economic opportunities and have their value acknowledged by pairing them in collaboration with New York-based contemporary designers. Process Paper: (PDF)

Returnity

Catalina Cipri, Taylor Sokolowski (2018) A 360° evaluation that enables companies and working parents to build a more equitable workplace together. Process Paper: (PDF)

Just Ask.

Jessica Silver, Sofia Granefelt Lauren (2018) How can the design of health clinics inside jails and prisons improve people’s ability to give and receive healthcare? Can it change the fact that people behind bars lose two years of life expectancy for every one they spend there? Just Ask a novel and simple approach that surfaces…

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32 Flavors of Black Women

Jeralyn Powell (2018) Exploring how the intersectionality of being black and a woman affects self-discovery and perception of future selves, 32 Flavors creates a safe space to be accepted and validated while experiencing their multi-faceted identity. Process Paper: (PDF)

[ _______________ ] Estuvo Aquí / Was Here

Andrea Archer (2018) A program that applies the social design process to the effort to solve the overwhelming issues of the opioid epidemic in public parks. Estuvo Aquí/Was Here shifts from working on the symptoms of public injection and discarded syringes to the urgent need for supporting health in the most vulnerable populations. Process Paper:…

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Moms Make Books

Amanda Finuccio (2018) A bookmaking workshop for mothers with children between ages 4 and 12 who want sexual health development to begin at home, and include the messages and values they want to impart to their children. Process Paper: (PDF)

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