Our new initiative currently in development Dialogues on Race is a nationwide public art and design initiative that empowers teams – comprised of individuals who have knowledge and experience around issues of race and social justice, in combination with a designer or artist – to create public murals, billboards, banners and transit posters. The artwork. Read More »
Design Ignites Change
The social design process – human-centered design principles, methods and tools – are being used by a growing number of funders, designers and social sector practitioners as an approach to solving complex social problems. Significant resources are being invested, and an enormous buzz has emerged about design’s potential for increasing impact, yet no comprehensive effort. Read More »
For 21 years the Worldstudio AIGA Scholarship Program has awarded college scholarships to aspiring artists and designers from minority and economically disadvantaged backgrounds. To date we have given over one-million dollars to 705 students. Wereme Guerra-Martinez was born in a small indigenous community in Mexico. This directly informs her continuing desire to document these rich. Read More »
Worldstudio and AIGA are pleased to announce the 2015 Sylvia Harris Citizen Design Award winner, Gma Village. The winning entry – developed by (from left to right, below) Catalina Garcia, Johnna Flood and Maggie Ollove – comes with a $10,000 prize. The Gma Village is an affordable childcare service for low-income families in Oakland, California. Read More »
Design Ignites Change, Worldstudio, and AIGA are pleased to announce the recipient of the inaugural Sylvia Harris Citizen Design Award, Francis Carter and his Corbin Hill Food Project. In his winning application, which carries a $10,000 prize, Carter proposes the expansion of CHFP, which aims to supply fresh vegetables and fruit where they are needed. Read More »
The 2013 Design Ignites Change Fellowships – awarded in both student and professional categories – were recently selected and we are excited to share these three projects that demonstrated outstanding potential to impact communities in both the U.S. and Southeast Asia.
In February, East Stroudsburg University in Pennsylvania showcased an exhibit of student work and videos from Worldstudio’s Design Ignites Change program. In conjunction with the exhibition, Mark Randall lead a social design workshop for advance communication design students and gave a lecture to the school.
Check out this short video of the Create! Don’t Hate billboards in Times Square! Create! Don’t Hate, an initiative of Design Ignites Change, is taking place in cities all across the United States.
It’s been an exciting year for Design Ignites Change, a collaboration between the Adobe Foundation and Worldstudio. The program, which encourages the application of the design process to social issues, now supports participation by over 700 college students, 675 high school students and nearly 300 design professionals worldwide! In addition to ongoing partnerships with AIGA. Read More »
New York-based designer Cynthia Rowley has teamed up with Johnson & Johnson to create limited edition “Dress-Up Band-Aids” with a contribution from the project benefiting Design Ignites Change. Worldstudio’s Nina Mettler and Andréa Pellegrino, Johnson & Johnson Chief Design Officer Chris Hacker and Cooper-Hewitt Director Bill Moggridge were on hand to celebrate Ms. Rowley at a luncheon. Read More »