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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Freewall: Making Space for Diversity

Kansas City Art Institute

This project is about developing community and acceptance at Center Alternative School in Kansas City by inviting the students t... more ⇒

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HAITI BRIDGE: I helped build it.

Otis College of Art and Design

HOW DO YOU CONSTRUCT A BRIDGE between a small Los Angeles community and their Global Haitian neighbors after the 2010 earthquake? ... more ⇒

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Save Money, Save the Planet: Tag Along

Kansas City Art Institute

Kansas City, like any major city, has a problem with rush hour traffic. The commute is slow and dangerous with people zipping a... more ⇒

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You Are Here

University of Utah

Mapping is a visual way to define ourselves. It shows us who we are because of our location and the geography surrounding us. Maps demonstrate how we i... more ⇒

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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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