The term of Social Design elicits reactions of enthusiasm, suspicion, and most often, confusion. Social designers have widely varied understandings of their work, and cannot yet identify what common element connects them to their counterparts. Here are six current deabtes, and in observation of an election year, I invite you to join in the discussion and cast a vote for the understanding of this emerging discipline.
In partnership with: the talented and handsome colleagues of MASD, the eternally patient students of GD Post Bacc and MFA, Mike Weikert, Ryan Clifford, Guan Nadarajan, Kristy Taylor and Patrick Stewart, the RWD Foundation, to be continued...
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Living and working in East Baltimore, students in the M.A. in Social Design are challenged to explore the designer’s role and responsibility in society, produce new ways of thinking, facilitate new institutional collaborations, utilize design to bring about social change and develop contexts in which their ideas can be sustained. The program implements a project-based curriculum emphasizing learning by doing; extensive studio and field experience create opportunities to work on collaborative, issue-based projects with a variety of disciplines, organizations and community members. The thesis show provides a first-hand look at the innovative approaches and ideas for positively impacting our communities.