Weekend Heller: Make an Impact
The School of Visual Arts has two upcoming Design for Social Change workshops:
Workshop 1: Strategies for Community Engagement, June 18–23 This 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 26–30 This 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.
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.