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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reCOVER: Disaster Recovery Housing

University of Virginia, School of Architecture

This Initiative reCOVER project focuses on the design, fabrication and testing of a disaster recovery housing prototype. It is pa... 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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L.A. Earthquake (Designmatters)

Art Center College of Design

The Los Angeles Earthquake: Get Ready was a multimedia public safety campaign and sourcebook initiative created and led by Designmatters... more ⇒

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WELCOME: Gentrification Offsetting

Parsons The New School for Design

WELCOME is a collaborative service that raises awareness about gentrification and fosters more inclusive forms of change in vulner... more ⇒

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The Green River Newspaper

The Green River Newspaper is a community print project made in collaboration with the people of Green River, Utah. By working primarily wi... more ⇒