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DSI Intro to Thesis with our 2021 Cohort

Thesis 2020

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.

Cheers to the Class of 2020!

This year for the first time, DSI held a virtual thesis show to honor the incredible work of our graduating class. Though we could not be together in person, the show–which took the form of four incredible panels moderated by Hilary Sedovic of Creative Reaction Lab, Rasmia Kirmani-Frye founder of the Fund for Public Housing,…

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Talking to the Blue

Talking to the Blue Baitian Yu Helping young artists in Northeast China get the information they need as artists in the world right now.

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