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Thesis 2020

PRETTY/UGLY

PRETTY/UGLY Tianyue Zhang & Tara Maurice PRETTY/UGLY is radically rethinking sustainability through content creation, live events, and strategic collaborations in work that communicates the interdependence of man and nature. With a sense of urgency and possibility, PRETTY/UGLY’s work makes clear: “there is no garbage in nature.”

Known

Known Danielle Skinn Opening conversation about healthy sexuality with LDS Single Adults.

Power is Local

Power is Local Catherine Mazzocchi & Jennifer Ulloa Power is Local builds Black, Latinx, & Spanish-speaking Northern Manhattan community power, to ensure that people most impacted by energy insecurity’s increasingly harmful effects on community wellbeing can develop critical policy action.

Break the Wall

Break the Wall Kexin Lyu This project aims to build a more inclusive educational environment at SVA to help Chinese International Students with limited English proficiency overcome the language barrier and cultural differences so that they can easily communicate with local English speakers and engage in the host community.

Desire and Reality

Desire and Reality Cecilia Wang & Sky Wei An educational program that helps college students to be more aware of their shopping habits by shifting the way they shop for their sense of security and self-worth.

Semillas: Seeding Change

Semillas: Seeding Change Monica Tarriba A set of creative motivational tools for middle school students in rural communities in Mexico that will support, expose and activate students to create an empowered vision of their future self.

REBUILDERS

REBUILDERS Jiangyi Yu & Sarah Huang Rebuilders aims to tackle the increasing waste crisis by questioning the way people deal with waste and reframe the possibility. To achieve the goal, we create an educational play program to cultivate children’s creative power to develop new mindsets on the value of waste. Through a series of actionable…

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PRETTY/UGLY and #IMaskNY

Tianyue (Caroline) Zhang and Tara Maurice (‘20) are leveraging their thesis project PRETTY/UGLY to meet the pressing needs of the moment. PRETTY/UGLY is radically rethinking sustainability through content creation, live events, and strategic collaborations in work that communicates the interdependence of man and nature. With a sense of urgency and possibility, PRETTY/UGLY’s work makes clear:…

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Unfair

Unfair Aditi Kapre & Kartik Krishnan Unfair is aimed towards reimagining a more equitable future state of mainstream Indian media, by building radical inclusivity to shift the age old colourist narrative that paints fair skin as superior and more desirable to dark skin.

Healthy Masculinity Forum

Healthy Masculinity Forum Damian Ashton An online community hub for men to connect and explore healthy masculinity through a digital forum as well as downloadable meetup toolkit for them to take their conversations offline and into their local communities.

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