An online resource for designing a better world.

October 10, 2017
The Chicago Architecture Foundation (CAF) presents as an online platform for engaging students, teachers, and mentors in the design process. 

Artists For Humanity

September 11, 2017
Artists For Humanity’s (AFH) mission is to bridge economic, racial, and social divisions by providing under-resourced urban youth with the keys to self- sufficiency through paid employment in art and design. Our mission is built on twin philosophies: Engagement in the creative process is a powerful force for social change, and creative entrepreneurship is a productive and life-changing opportunity for young people and their communities.


August 25, 2017
OUR MISSION: Improve health and livelihoods among disadvantaged youth WHAT WE DO: YLabs designs programs that address the key health challenges facing disadvantaged youth (10-24 years). HOW: We help governments and local organizations design, evaluate and scale new ways to improve young people’s health and economic futures.


August 8, 2017
WORK WITH US IN CIVIC CREATIVITY  Building on a deep legacy of community engagement, SFNOMA is your local design advocacy platform.  Member firms are civic creatives.  We work closely with communities and community leaders to develop experiences,... Read More

Design Principles and Practice

March 6, 2015
Design as Collective Intelligence is the topic of Ninth International Conference on Design Principles and Practices in Chicago. The conference will try to address the following questions with an interdisciplinary approach, through keynote speakers, garden sessions, workshops and parallel sessions: How does industry change the process of design? What tools and approaches for design have been developed in the past that will emerge in the future? What projects and creative solutions are emerging through the new technologies of production? What are new opportunities and challenges for the environment and sustainability?

Center for Rural Design

March 4, 2015
The Center for Rural Design is a multi-disciplinary research studio that empowers communities to find innovative solutions to problems in rural areas in Minnesota, the Midwest, and globally.

Randall, Mark

March 4, 2015
Mark Randall is co-founder and director of Worldstudio and Design Ignites Change, both of which focus on creating opportunities for students and practitioners to better engage in and understand design for social change.

Bouy Inc

March 4, 2015
Buoy inc believes design and communication have the potential to improve businesses and the world. The agency focuses on creating specialized teams of professionals who work closely with clients to create thoughtful, well-designed marketing solutions.

Harrison, Viktoria

March 4, 2015
Viktoria Harrison is the creative director at charity: water, a nonprofit whose mission is to bring clean, safe drinking water to people in developing countries, with design and storytelling being key to the organization's myriad campaigns.

Collective Impact Forum

March 4, 2015
The Collective Impact Forum exists to support the efforts of those who are practicing collective impact in the field.

Alden, Deborah

March 4, 2015
Deborah Alden led Firebelly University, a nine-month design incubator of the Chicago-based design firm, Firebelly Design, focused on multiple design and social change programs. She is currently managing director at Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator, an initiative launched by Pratt Institute.

Hancock, Dawn

March 4, 2015
Dawn Hancock leads Firebelly Design’s multiple design and social change programs, including Firebelly University, a nine-month design incubator.

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