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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Sustaining SF: Modern Heirlooms

Academy of Art University

As pioneering participants of Design Ignites Change, MFA School of Fashion students recently embarked on a semester long project to cr... more ⇒

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From Kitchen Scraps to Black Gold

Academy of Art University

The thought of death and decay is often correlated with a repulsive response; but when carefully re-examined, it is a process of t... more ⇒

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College for Creative Studies

We documented an abandoned house in Hamtramck, MI set for demolition. In the process we documented its history, and the people who lived in it.... more ⇒

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MAMA SARAH OBAMA LEGACY PLAN

Mama Sarah obama is the step grandmother of the US President Barack Obama. Mama sarah as a child did not get a chance to go to school. ... more ⇒

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The Coggon Center: Rural Revitalization

Coggon, Iowa, is a community of only 714. The local school district recently abandoned Coggon's centerpiece, a 1909 school,... more ⇒