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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Designer's Culture Guide

As visual advocates for society, designers should use their knowledge, experience, and influence to produce credible and responsible forms o... more ⇒

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Democracy Now!

School of Visual Arts

Democracy Now! is an award-winning, independent news show hosted by journalists Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez. Over 4 million fans worldwide tune in d... more ⇒


Blank Plate

Parsons The New School for Design

Blank Plate is a experimental workshop that aims to inspire Hunts Point teens, encouraging them to make new connections with their community and transfo... more ⇒

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$300 Hybrid House

University of Southern California School of Architecture

The basic concept of the design is to utilize the same materials that are typically found in slum housing. The house is a hybrid compressed earth b... more ⇒

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University of Notre Dame

Turmoil, illness, and depravity tend to push positivity and collaboration aside in favor of selfishness—separating communities and dividing individuals. To... more ⇒