For the fall semester’s Mapping and Visualization Design class, first-year DSI students tackled the question: How can social innovation design influence the health of a community? And who should be part of the conversation? The community in question is East Harlem, where DSI is already partnering with the Poptech Institute, the Arnhold Global Health Institute, and…
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.
Stay tuned for more information and a recap of the Harlem First Symposium.
This symposium was the culmination of several months of events that brought together residents of Harlem, first year students of DSI, community leaders, health care professionals, and community mappers.
In late January, I was invited by Leetha Filderman of PopTech and Cheryl Heller of the School of Visual Arts, MFA Design for Social Innovation (DSI) program, to run a masterclass on community mapping for the Harlem First initiative. The initiative is a collaboration between DSI, PopTech, Arnhold Institute for Global Health, and Strive, and its aim is to “bring together designers, community leaders, data scientists and health care professionals to conceive a new future of wellness care.”
How can social impact design influence the health of a community? Join DSI and symposium panelists Cyrus Vance Jr., Manhattan District Attorney; Dr. Prabhjot Singh, Director of the Arnhold Global Health Institute; Clyde Williams, community leader and public servant; Rob Carmona, co-founder of Strive; and Carmen Quinones, Harlem resident and tenants’ activist on Monday, February 1. Healthcare professionals, designers, community leaders, Harlem residents, and data scientists will gather at the SVA Beatrice Theater, to discuss what it takes to improve the culture of health in Harlem.