Designing For Social Change: Strategies for Community-Based Graphic Design Andrew Shea
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
But graphic designers at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) remain optimistic. Design for Social Change ran on two parallel tracks; a self-generated Big Idea Project and a Team Project in collaboration with desigNYC and executed for a local New York City non-profit organization. Why we design, not what we design has been a hot topic up at Old School New School recently, all stemming from the discussions ignited by recent graphic design awards and competitions. In Jerusalem: a design exercise on social innovation for sustainability with a group of 20 HIT students; conferences and lectures at HIT and Hadassah to show different ways design is supporting social change and local transition toward sustainable living; a DESIS-ME round table to introduce and discuss the idea of a DESIS Middle East promoted by HIT. The Knohow uses two strong pillars of the creative community – graphic design and journalism – to create a brand around the sentimental discovery of the things that make Cincinnati a fantastic place to live. One of the challenges for designers like myself who want to explore more social change work is how to physically go about it tackling it. A social change brought about by many more designers interacting and working together in positive, supportive and mutually beneficial ways would be incredible. This week is a week to introduce DESIS at HIT, the Holon Institute of Technology based near Tel-Aviv, Israel. Each semester, students set out to spur lasting social change by teaming up with communities throughout Baltimore. The non-profit world is seeking new ways to support their constituencies through design strategy. In fact Patrick Carroll, In turn, this builds social cohesion and a stronger, more resilient community. To remain competitive, corporations are looking for innovation and impact in the area of social change as it relates to their businesses.