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DiscoverDesign.org

October 10, 2017
The Chicago Architecture Foundation (CAF) presents DiscoverDesign.org 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.

YLabs

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.

Call for Entries: 2017 Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence

February 13, 2017
The Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence celebrates urban places that are distinguished by quality design and their social and economic contributions to our nation’s cities. Winners offer creative placemaking solutions that transcend the boundaries... Read More

Open Architecture Collaborative

July 6, 2016
The Open Architecture Collaborative is the platform for bringing together under resourced communities and architectural designers to actualize their full potential through positive action. The international network provides organizational support, individual trainings and resources, and a global network platform for community focused, volunteer design chapters.

[AUTONOMA] International Conference on Urban Autonomy and the Collective City

May 18, 2016
[AUTONOMA] is an initiative undertaken by a group of Onassis Foundation Scholars, and independent researchers, who joined their academic and professional background in Urban Design, Sustainability, Geography, and Urban Sociology to reflect on the vision of the collective city. [Speakers] Pier Vittorio Aureli /// Rafi Segal /// Cameron Tonkinwise /// Doina Petrescu /// Constantin Petcu /// Erik Swyngedouw /// Maria Kaika /// Stavros Stavridis /// Miguel Robles Duran /// Ethel Baraona Pohl /// Cesar Reyes Najera /// Nikos Belavilas /// Nikos Anastasopoulos ///Leopold Lambert

Agenda28

May 18, 2016
Agenda28 is an impact design studio created at the Harvard Innovation Lab offering design strategy, brand identity, digital design and product design. The studio gives scholarships to talented designers from emerging economies where they work along with Agenda28's top designers to transform their design practice.

KTK-BELT Studio

May 10, 2016
KTK-BELT Project is a platform for farmers, teachers, designers and environmentalists working together to build community-based biodiversity conservation land trust for the eastern region of Nepal. Leader / Director: Priyanka Bista

DesigNYC

March 4, 2015
desigNYC is a platform that connects civic-minded designers with extraordinary non-profits serving the public good. Their focus is local, the approach is multidisciplinary, and the process is participatory and community-centric.

Center for Social Design

March 4, 2015
The Center for Design Practice (CDP) at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) is an inter-disciplinary studio engaging students and outside partners in projects addressing specific social problems through collaborative, project-based learning. The CDP believes in a human-centered approach to problem solving focused on translating ideas into tangible outcomes with the goal of changing behaviors and making a positive impact on society.

Architecture Research and Design Center

March 4, 2015
The Architecture Research and Design Center (ARDC) facilitates research, design, and service activities within the College of Architecture at Texas Tech.

Assemble Studio

March 4, 2015
Assemble focuses on a collaborative and interdependent approach to design and architecture. Their emphasis is on bridging the gap between the public and architecture by engaging the public as participants and collaborators in the design process.

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