DSI Getting Back to Nature with Danielle Skinn’s (‘20) Compostable Pillow Studio


Announcing the 2018 Paul Polak Scholarship for DSI

We are delighted to announce that for the fourth year, incoming students can apply for the Paul Polak Scholarship from MFA Design for Social Innovation. Paul has been a friend, adviser and inspiration to our program, and to the millions of people around the world whose lives he has changed through his work to end…

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DSI students fund thesis projects with SVA Alumni Society scholarships

Congratulations to DSI students Amanda Finuccio and Yuka Fukuoka, who earned scholarships from the SVA Alumni Society! The Alumni Scholarship Awards funding will help both students to complete their thesis projects. This year, SVA selected 66 students, who will collectively receive over $64,000. We’re excited to have DSI represented in this talented lineup. Learn more…

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Jade Broomfield: This Year’s Winner of the Paul Polak Scholarship

“To me, design is simply creative problem solving with a dash of zanyness. I continue to be inspired by the work accomplished at the Design for Social Innovation Program at SVA and the creativity of people like Jade Broomfield, who is receiving the scholarship in my name. Jade, may your future zanyness far exceed mine.” — Paul Polak

A Scholarship from DSI to Honor Dr. Paul Polak…and You, Maybe?

Paul Polak is a social entrepreneur and designer who has brought twenty million people out of poverty. He may be the most important social innovator of all time. At over eighty, he’s still founding companies that will help millions. He’s an important friend and mentor to the DSI program, and every year we give a…

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Paul Polak

speaker: Paul Polak
title: Co-founder, Windhorse International; Founder, International Development Enterprises, and Design for the Other 90%
date: September 21, 2016
subject: Designing Solutions to Global Poverty

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