Project Case Studies

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Below is an archive of project case studies; each one is a designer’s vision to ignite change in the world through creative problem solving. We aim to bring big ideas such as these out of the studio and into the community to inspire like-minded changemakers. Projects are posted by Design Ignites Change participants and award applicants.

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Protein Pods and a New Coat of Paint

Kansas City Art Institute

This project looks at factors in the middle school cafeteria in the Rosedale neighborhood of Kansas City, Kansas. Rosedale has ... more ⇒

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BRUTE Design Thinking for Kids

BRUTE

BRUTE Design Thinking for Kids is a social enterprise inspired by the vision that all children should receive both a quality educatio... more ⇒

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The BLK ProjeK

School of Visual Arts

The BLK ProjeK seeks to address food justice, public and mental health issues as they specifically relate to women of color in Hunts Point, South Bro... more ⇒

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Healthy Bodegas

School of Visual Arts

The New York City Department of Public Health's Healthy Bodegas Initiative works with bodegas (small corner stores) in the city’s underserved commun... more ⇒

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Foodstalk

School of Visual Arts

Foodstalk, a multi-platform event, provides a way for people to come together and talk about locally grown food in NYC. Foodstalk functions as a resource ... more ⇒