SVA Summer Student Residency - IMPACT: Design for Social Change
To remain competitive, corporations are looking for innovation and impact in the area of social change as it relates to their business. The non-profit world is seeking new ways to support their constituencies through design strategy. This six-week summer intensive will introduce participants to the growing field of design for social advocacy. The program will run on two parallel tracks: the first will educate students on how to conceive and execute their own projects for social change with a focus on funding projects that are not client-based. Along with a personal project, students will participate in the development and execution of a team project that addresses a pressing need within a predetermined community. On this track, students will roll up their sleeves to take the program out of the realm of theoretical thinking and extend it into the real world. By the end of the residency, each student will have a fully developed concept. The intensive offers advanced students and working professionals a unique opportunity to study with faculty composed of leading designers and social entrepreneurs. In addition, weekly lectures and field trips will allow participants to directly interact with a dynamic range of innovators in the field. This is a rapidly growing area of design. The program will instill in participants the confidence, self-motivation and collaborative spirit, which will be needed as they continue on to work as design activists. NOTE: A portfolio is required for review and acceptance to this program. Students must be fluent in design, with a demonstrated talent in a discipline: graphic, industrial, fashion, interactive, etc. Students must have completed at minimum their junior year of a college or university design program, or be an established creative professional. For further information please contact Keren Moscovitch, coordinator, Summer Residency Programs, Division of Continuing Education, at 212.592.2188; fax: 212.592.2060; e-mail: email@example.com.