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Janvi Ghatalia (’21) is Developing New Methods of Communal Grieving in the Age of COVID-19

Rising second year Janvi Ghatalia (‘21) has spent her summer interning with Andrew Freiband at the Artists’ Literacies Institute. Over the past few months, she has been working with ALI on a project in collaboration with the United Nations. In honor of their 75th anniversary, the UN has launched a global dialogue initiative called UN75:…

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Alyson Fraser Diaz talks Allied Media Conference & Hue Design Summit

Though the virtual space has its limitations, being able to attend two design events from across the country in one weekend is a definite positive! This past week, second-year Alyson Fraser Diaz was able to attend both the Hue Design Summit and annual Allied Media Conference, and was kind enough to share her reflections on…

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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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Ideas in Action: Reflections on Sharing

We are a species and planet in a time of significant upheaval — and in this time of disruption, there is an urgent need to strengthen the resilience of our communities, at work, at home and where we live, work and play. The social design field, despite its nascence, provides opportunity to leverage design interventions…

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Be Social Change: Designing for Social Impact

Chair Miya Osaki is speaking as a featured panelist with Be Social Change on Designing for Social Impact – October 23rd 6:45 – 9 pm at Prime Produce. How can impact-driven design create social change? With the rise of purpose-driven businesses, designers are applying their skills to craft campaigns to build a better world. When new…

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Ideas in Action: The Privilege of the Margins

We are a species and planet in a time of significant upheaval — and in this time of disruption, there is an urgent need to strengthen the resilience of our communities, at work, at home and where we live, work and play. The social design field, despite its nascence, provides opportunity to leverage design interventions…

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Ideas in Action: Designing for Democracy

We are a species and planet in a time of significant upheaval — and in this time of disruption, there is an urgent need to strengthen the resilience of our communities, at work, at home and where we live, work and play. The social design field, despite its nascence, provides opportunity to leverage design interventions…

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Creative Reaction Lab’s Equity by Design Bootcamp Series: New York

We are pleased to announce that we will be hosting the Creative Reaction Lab for the Equity by Design Bootcamp Series: New York. The bootcamp will take place the weekend of June 7-9 at DSI. The Equity by Design Bootcamp Series is an engaging weekend with a community of people interested in co-designing better, more…

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DSI Thesis Show 2019

View the 2019 Thesis Show page here The annual DSI Thesis Show presentations will be held on Tuesday, May 7th, from 11am to 3pm at the SVA Theater. Please join us as the Class of 2019 presents their thesis projects. RSVP HERE

Harnessing the Creative Potential of Design for Social Good – 92nd Street Y

Join Cheryl Heller at the 92nd Street Y as she talks with designer Rosanne Haggerty about how social design can help address our most pressing challenges, from poverty to climate change. Design has built global brands, disrupted industries, and transformed our lives with technology. It has also contributed to the complex challenges we face today.…

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