An enthusiastic group of students from around the world are converging on New York CIty to explore how to apply design thinking – the combination of unleashed creativity and executable actions – to pressing social problems. Along with students from the US, participants from as far away as Australia, Brazil, Mexico and Lebanon, represent a variety of disciplines and range in experience from graduate level to seasoned professionals.
Participants in the program include: Liz Cook, Ana Perez Gil, Tania Jimenez, Hala Malak, Bess McLaughlin, Zennie McLoughin, Jacqueline Minkler, Nathalia Nogueria, Jen Odegaard, Payal Patel, Etienne Pham, Mollie Ruskin and Chris Seabrooks
Over the six week intensive, students will also participate in a series of lectures and field trips with leaders in the areas of design and social change.
Through a partnership with desigNYC and the NYC Department of Small Business Services the participants will be collaborating on the team projects with a variety of New York City neighborhood organizations.
QUEENS: East River Development Alliance
STATEN ISLAND: Northfield Community LDC