IMPACT! DESIGN FOR SOCIAL CHANGE
July 8-August 16
6 undergraduate studio credits; $6,000
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.
Faculty and lecturers have included Michael Blakeney, Chad Boettcher, Milton Glaser, Steven Heller, Martin Kace, Bob McKinnon, Michelle Mullineaux, Andréa Pellegrino and Mark Randall.
PREREQUISITES: Students must have completed at minimum their junior year of a college or university design program, or be an established creative professional. Students must be fluent, with a demonstrated talent in a design discipline; graphic, industrial, fashion, interactive, etc.
NOTE: A portfolio is required for review and acceptance to this program.
More information about this residency available at http://impact.sva.edu/
For further information or questions regarding SVA's Summer Residencies contact:
Assistant Director, Special Programs
Division of Continuing Education
Summer Residency Program Application
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Summer Residency Program Brochure 2013
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Summer Residency Program Summer Housing Registration Form
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Continuing Education Bulletin
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- Summer Residency Program Application
Friday, March 1, 2013
In the spring of 2013, Impact! Design for Social Change in collaboration with Design Ignites Change presented a series of free 30-minute webinars that explored how design-driven ideas for social...
Thursday, February 28, 2013
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Martin Kace, who suffered a heart attack on the afternoon of February 27. Martin has been one of Impact’s core faculty members from the...
Friday, February 15, 2013