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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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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Truth About Gangs in Garden State Publ

Philadelphia University

The 2010 New Jersey State Police Gang Survey project, “The Truth About Gangs in the Garden State” was a team-based interdisci... more ⇒

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American Value($): A Civic Engagement

Parsons The New School for Design

Being an informed, self-aware and engaged citizen is a civic responsibility. My interactive multi-touch exhibit is situated at the... more ⇒

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Watershed: Creating a New Water Ethic

On Friday, April 11th 2014, UMN Students for Design Activism will host Watershed Event; a public symposium on future scenarios... 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 ⇒