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DSI Fall 2020 Fast Track Students Announced

Thesis 2020

Storied Lives

Storied Lives Ryana Bryan Storied Lives addresses intergenerational tension in black families through creative reflection and storytelling. Investigating, creating, and sharing personal narratives builds individual power and can start to break down generational barriers. By connecting those stories to a larger community narrative, this project aims to create an intentional and transformative space where creative…

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Workways: Building an Inclusive Creative Economy

Workways: Building an Inclusive Creative Economy Vanessa Yip Workways is a worker-centric data-gathering toolkit built to amplify equitable business models that provide direct pathways into the creative economy for immigrant women of color in NYC.

Shero Comic

Shero Comic Xuan Cheng This project aims to increase opportunities for creating positive female representations in mainstream superhero comics by opening up conversations around female life experiences in the comic community.

Workways: Building an Inclusive Creative Economy

Workways: Building an Inclusive Creative Economy Andrea Miranda Salas Workways is a worker-centric data-gathering toolkit built to amplify equitable business models that provide direct pathways into the creative economy for immigrant women of color in NYC.

Untangling Philanthropy

Untangling Philanthropy Grace Kang and Grace Kwon Disrupting power dynamics in philanthropy by challenging funders to cultivate collaborative partnerships with their grantees and ground relationships in trust.

Thrival Mode

Thrival Mode Dhara Shah Thrival Mode is about holding systems and institutions that affect decisions regarding neighborhood character accountable to the needs of immigrant neighborhoods to affect forces that cause displacement and erasure of culture.

DSI Thesis Show 2020

Welcome! To the DSI Thesis Show This year for our annual thesis show, we are trying something new in response to the global circumstances. We wanted to give our thesis students a professional platform to celebrate their work in a more communal and conversational environment, and will be hosting thematic panels that will allow them…

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It Is Your Turn

It Is Your Turn Dorothy Dai An engagement board game combined with in-person feedback that motivates older Chinese immigrants to formulate, express and share their needs with experts in their local senior centers, and inspire the centers to improve their services.

SAVE THE DATES: Thesis Show 2020!

This year, our DSI graduates have once again developed ground-breaking projects that challenge and address social and systemic problems out in the world. Their extensive work has begun to prepare them for rewarding careers as designers and creative leaders. In response to unexpected global challenges, our thesis students and faculty have stepped up in bold,…

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Sisters Can

Sisters Can Alisha Mahen and Elana Wolpert Sisters Can is a co-created English curriculum that gives Yemeni immigrant students information on their career paths with the power of inspirational role-model storytelling.

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