For over 15 years, Worldstudio has collaborated with choreographer Sean Curran and the Sean Curran Company. Recently, Worldstudio principal Mark Randall designed projections for an evening length work created by Curran in collaboration with the world-renowned a capella group The King’s Singers.
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Jonathan Torres mentors high school students in a YMCA Youth Institute. Ajani Takahashi Lofton strives to fight against selfishness and prejudice. These are just two examples of college students studying art and design in the United States who also demonstrate a commitment to social responsibility and have been awarded Worldstudio AIGA 2012 Scholarships.
Hometown hero, Harlem Globetrotter Larry “Gator” Rivers, returned to Savannah three years ago and teamed up with an old friend, Dr. Mildred McClain, a leader in environmental justice and executive director of Harambee House. Together they are launching Harambee Farms a series of community gardens throughout Savannah to provide neighborhoods with fresh, organic produce and much needed jobs for young people.
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.
There has been an unprecedented surge of interest in the field of design for social impact, or as it has become known – social design. Designers are looking for ways in which to incorporate more meaningful social change work into their practices. (more…)
Worldstudio has been working on a number of exciting event branding projects for the Union Square Partnership Business Improvement District. Home to New York’s largest Greenmarket and in the midst of a historic park, Union Square is one of the city’s most vibrant and trafficked neighborhoods. Projects include: event branding, print and online collateral, as well as a range of environmental graphics.
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 on September 11th at the Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum.
Six students from New York City’s High School of Art and Design are being given an opportunity that many designers only dream of – their designs will be featured on Clear Channel’s “Spectacolor HD” digital billboard in Times Square. The billboards were created as part of Create! Don’t Hate., a Design Ignites Change mentoring initiative. Professional designers from the mentoring program of the New York chapter of AIGA worked with students from the High School of Art and Design to create billboard designs addressing the theme of tolerance.
The final student designs address a wide variety of issues such as gay rights, racism and body image. Over the course of two months, the mentors led students through the design process – from brainstorming and sketching to producing the final designs on the computer. Twenty-two students participated, with six of the designs ultimately chosen for display in Times Square on prime advertising space made available through a partnership with Clear Channel Spectacolor.