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It All Began With a Workshop in Hunan and Ended Up With a National Award in China

Wei Zheng, a student in the first graduating class at DSI, came from the city of Changsha in Hunan Province, where she attended Hunan Normal University. She organized a workshop at Hunan Normal, where Cheryl Heller, DSI chair and DSI advisory Cheryl Kiser, Executive Director of the Social Innovation Lab at Babson College in Boston,…

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City Revitalization Across National Borders: DSI and Hunan Normal University

Our collaboration began weeks before we arrived, via email, phone and our new favorite social media platform, WeChat. The subject was an opportunity to work with a community in Changsha City, China, to help revitalize a forgotten neighborhood. What began as a desire to work together inspired by our first visit to Hunan Normal last…

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DSI Helps Bring a Community Out of the Shadows in Hunan Province, China

On November 30th, chair Cheryl Heller will embark on her third trip to China this year, this time to lead a workshop with seventy architecture and interior design students at Hunan Normal University in Changsha, China. The goal of the workshop is to help students co-create, with residents, a revitalized community that has been eclipsed by a spurt of new development adjacent to it.

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