NBC covers Corcoran College of Art + Design’s Design Ignites Change project

As part of their involvement in Design Ignites Change, students from the Junior Graphic Design class at Corcoran College of Art + Design have been performing a series of sidewalk reenactments in an effort to raise awareness of pedestrian fatalities in Washington, DC. Last week, these students made the local news! Click here to see the story that ran on the local NBC affiliate.

Design Ignites Change encourages students to employ design-thinking as an agent of social change in their local communities. In this spirit the Corcoran students, through their project GIVE WAY, are promoting safe commuting for both drivers and pedestrians.

It is their hope that through exposure and education, the growing problem of pedestrian fatalities can gain recognition and in turn change the way people travel through the District. The campaign hopes that through their message of accountability and respect for District rules and regulations they can help all commuters reduce pedestrian fatalities.

Another successful Design Ignites Change project by Corcoran students, Break the Jam, promotes alternative forms of transportation in Washington DC, ranked as one of the top five most congested cities in the U.S.

Learn more about these and other projects, in the Projects section of the Design Ignites Change website.

GIVE WAY website

Break the Jam public demonstration

Break the Jam public demonstration

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