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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Pecans!

PieLab

PieLab is an endeavor that has taken root in Greensboro, Alabama, undertaking a commitment to build relationships and establish initiatives within the commun... more ⇒

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Heirloom

School of Visual Arts

Heirloom harvests pre-consumer fabric waste and transforms it into treasured artifacts. This is done in collaboration with local women (in shelters, elder ... more ⇒

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Teach, Learn and Earn

Austin Center for Design

This project aims to tackle homelessness in Austin by focusing on people’s existing skills, shifting the emphasis from what they need to what t... more ⇒

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Bib & Tucker Sew-Op

Bib & Tucker Sew-Op

Bib & Tucker Sew-Op takes its name from British slang for a woman’s finest duds. Originating from the time when a woman’s wardrobe was quite modes... more ⇒

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Swap Shop

Kansas City Art Institute

Swap Shop is a place for community entrepreneurs to launch new business ideas within a program that allows for limited risk. In addition to the opportuni... more ⇒