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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Sow

Missouri State University, Department of Art + Design
Bailey Alternative High School

The Sow initiative promotes sustainability and provides resources for the Bailey Alternative High School greenhouse, which benefits students and the local Sprin... more ⇒

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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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YasaShe

School of Visual Arts

As a creative professional working in Washington D.C., Laura Lin found it difficult to find ethically produced clothing appropriate for work. Unwilling to p... more ⇒

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Structuring Safety

In partnership with Kids of Kathmandu, Inscape Publico is working toward the Nepalese goal of 'Earthquake Safe Communities by 2020'. Earthquake-r... more ⇒

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Community-Designed Grocery Store Vision

By surveying hyper-local communities, our project seeks to incite in residents a vision of a community-driven grocery store ... more ⇒