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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.

[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

Joey’s Corner

March 9, 2015
Joey’s Corner provides pro-bono strategic design services for non-profit groups that focus on health care, children’s and social well-being issues. The non-profit design studio provides corporate identity, marketing, website design and product development to assist organizations streamline their message and raise awareness of their issue.

Center for Public Interest Design

March 8, 2015
The Center for Public Interest Design is a research + action center at Portland State University that aims to investigate, promote, and engage in inclusive design practices that address the needs of underserved communities worldwide through work that is socially conscious, environmentally sustainable, and economically accessible to all. Certificate: The CPID & Portland State offer a Graduate Certificate in Public Interest Design, designed as a means to prepare future leaders in architecture, urban planning, sustainability, community development and other fields to aid currently underserved populations through sustainable, human-centered design methods. The Certificate provides an educational foundation for entry into the emerging field of Public Interest Design, through academic studies and hands-on experience in the field, working directly with communities in need, addressing issues such as inadequate shelter, food and water scarcity, disaster preparedness and recovery, and economic well-being.

CSR: Strategies to Create Business and Social Value

March 6, 2015
Corporate Social Responsibility explores the challenges and opportunities of current CSR models, as well as the next generation of issues that senior business leaders will face.

SVA Impact: Design For Social Change

March 6, 2015
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. Impact is a six-week summer intensive course that will introduce participants to the growing field of design for social advocacy.

Design Futures Forum

March 6, 2015
The Design Futures Forum is a three day conference at the University of Texas-Austin aimed towards providing students interested in pursuing a career in PID with practical tools, knowledge and networking opportunities.


March 6, 2015
Design Impact for Change Makers is a two-day immersion in design thinking for world changing, creative problem solving.

SEED Awards for Excellence

March 6, 2015
Recognizing design projects with exceptional social, economic, and environmental impact, the SEED Awards represent the forces needed to create truly sustainable projects and positive change in the world.

TED Prize

March 6, 2015
The TED Prize is awarded to an extraordinary individual with a creative and bold vision to spark global change.

Zumtobel Group Award

March 6, 2015
The Zumtobel Group Award honours contemporary realised or conceptual works of exceptional innovative content, design, technology and construction. Submissions must make a significant contribution to greater humanity and sustainability in the built environment.

INDEX Awards

March 6, 2015
The INDEX Award is an annual design challenge issued by INDEX. INDEX selects several categories that need design solutions and award a prize to projects that best solve these challenges.

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