To remain competitive, corporations are looking for innovation and impact in the area of social change as it relates to their businesses.
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.
Meet the Instructors
Allan Chochinov is a partner of Core77, a New York-based design network serving a global community of designers and design enthusiasts. He is editor in chief of Core77.com, Coroflot.com, and Designdirectory.cdom, and writes and lectures widely on the impact of design on contemporary culture.
Director, Master of Arts in Social Design and Center for Design Practice
Mike is founder and director of both the Master of Arts in Social Design, an immersive, project-based program exploring the designer's role and responsibility in society, and Center for Design Practice at MICA.
Co-Founder, Social Innovators Collective
Founder, Pellegrino Collaborative
Andréa Pellegrino is a partner at Worldstudio, a NYC-based marketing and design firm that believes corporations hold the power to make lasting social and environmental change.
Design Historian, Author and Critic
Steven Heller is the co-chair of the MFA Designer as Author program and co-founder of the MFA in Design Criticism, MFA in Interaction Design and MPS Branding programs at the School of Visual Arts, New York. For 33 years he was an art director at the New York Times.
Panthea Lee is the co-founder of Reboot, a service design firm that works to improve the programs and investments of socially oriented institutions.
VP Public Affairs, MTV
Jason Rzepka is vice president of public affairs at MTV, the #1 global youth brand. His charge, quite simply, is to use MTV’s superpowers for good. Jason does this by marshaling the network’s forces to engage and activate America’s youth on the biggest challenges facing their generation.
LOT-EK is a design studio based in New York and Naples. Founded in 1993 by Ada Tolla and Giuseppe Lignano, it has been involved in residential, commercial and institutional projects in the US and abroad, as well as exhibition design and site-specific installations for major cultural institutions and museums.
Executive Director, Public Policy Lab + Mauldin Content
As executive director of the Public Policy Lab, Chelsea works with public agencies to identify service-design challenges, then assembles teams that translate complex policy considerations into pragmatic, replicable solutions.