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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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DSI Open House

On the evening of Friday, October 14th, we’ll hold our sixth open house. It’s the best opportunity to meet our current students, faculty, and alums all at once, hear about the program first hand and experience the energy of DSI (we can get a bit noisy when we’re all together). Mark your calendar, we’ll be sending…

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DSI Alum Bruno Silva to Speak at Transform 2016

At Transform 2016 we will engage with the world’s top thinkers to boldly envision a sustainable future for health. We will address the dynamics of social, political, scientific, technological and economic sectors; explore how people make change happen; and examine how leadership, culture and collaboration make it possible.

Cheryl Heller on Design with Purpose, Part of the AIGA Creative Impact Series

Visionary designer and social impact innovator, Cheryl Heller, joins us for a discussion about designing a life (and career) with purpose. How can you transition from a life spent brilliantly solving clients’ problems to a successful career designing things that truly matter to you and the world? Come find out where social impact design lives and how to get there. Photos by Monique Duquette.

The V Store: A Unique Pop-Up Store for Women’s Health

Don’t miss Maia Kaufman’s thesis pop-up, The V Store, March 11th–13th! It’s a comprehensive, approachable concept store for sexual and reproductive healthcare products, services, and information, staffed with sex educators and medical professionals. Curated products address all women’s needs from menstruation to menopause and beyond.

Cheryl Heller to Speak on the Built Environment & Public Health at SXgood Hub

SXgood Hub is a insightful two day event presented by United Nations Foundation is a creative content venue designed to unite attendees of SXSW Music, Film, and Interactive who are advancing social innovation.

Harlem First: Mapping the Health of a Community

Stay tuned for more information and a recap of the Harlem First Symposium.

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