Weekend Heller: Make an Impact

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The School of Visual Arts has two upcoming Design for Social Change workshops:

Workshop 1: Strategies for Community Engagement, June 18–23This one-week intensive workshop will focus on how to collaborate at the grassroots level with a local community group. Using a New York City neighborhood nonprofit as a case study, participants will learn how to partner with local community leaders, organizations and residents to develop collaborative relationships. Interview and research techniques will cover the process of information-gathering as well as navigating complex social, political and cultural factors. Creating a process that is transparent and participatory is critical to success.


Workshop 2: Strategies for Creative Intervention, June 26–30This one-week intensive workshop will focus on three critical areas for those taking an entrepreneurial approach: ecosystem mapping, creative sessions and prototyping. Participants will develop the strategic foundation for a socially minded, design-driven project and leave with an understanding of the steps needed to make it a reality. A variety of mapping tools will be utilized to explore the elements of a system to gain an understanding of where and how to intervene for positive change. Creative sessions will help to develop best practices in forming well-articulated key questions for guiding inquiry, along with designing effective ideation sessions. Participants will then render quick, rough prototypes.

The 2017 PRINT RDA: Enter Now!

Enter the most respected competition in graphic design—now open to both pros and students—for a chance to have your work published, win a pass to HOW Design Live, and more. 2017 Judges: Aaron Draplin / Jessica Hische / Pum Lefebure / Ellen Lupton / Eddie Opara / Paula Scher. Student work judges: PRINT editorial & creative director Debbie Millman and PRINT editor-in-chief Zachary Petit.

Draplin image: Leah Nash. Hische: Helena Price. Lupton: Michelle Qureshi. Scher: Ian Roberts.