10/5/2022 DSI: Brand at a Glance


Welcoming Shawn Harris: Our Fall ’21 Designer in Residence

Can you talk a bit about your professional experience? How did you get to where you are? While I’ve been guilty of romanticizing my journey as a progressive act of “swimming upstream” – from a rigid focus on technical implementation towards an open-ended sense of creative ideation – that now feels closer to hyperbole than…

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DSI and Peace Corps Announce Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Partnership

MFA Design for Social Innovation Department will provide scholarships to returned Peace Corps volunteers New York, N.Y., April 17, 2014 – The Peace Corps today announced the launch of a new Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program in partnership with the MFA Design for Social Innovation Department at the School of Visual Arts, New York (SVA).…

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DSI Announces $10,000 Paul Polak Scholarship for 2014

We are delighted to announce the Paul Polak Scholarship from MFA Design for Social Innovation. Paul has been a friend, advisor and inspiration to our program, and to the millions of people around the world whose lives he has changed through his work to end poverty. This $10,000 scholarship will be awarded to a student…

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Ken Banks Has Made Us A Book

I am asked, not infrequently, what the best book is for someone who wants to learn about social innovation. Those who ask are generally looking for that one defining volume summing up the entire global movement with everything you need to know – the “Elements of Style” for people who want to change the world.…

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