Social Design News
• Center for Design Practice (CDP) at MICA, an interdisciplinary, social design studio dedicated to preparing the next generation of creative changemakers, has been selected as a winner of the
2014 Ashoka U - Cordes Innovation Award in recognition of its innovative work to address complex social problems through design. • LEAP Symposium recap with words of wisdom from Scholar-in-Residence Lee Davis and other MICA cameos. • "Insight from Academia: The Evolving Profession of a Social Impact Designer" featuring director, Mike Weikert • Educating the Next Generation of Social Impact Designers, National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Webinar featuring Mike Weikert • Mike Weikert: Designing Social Change, shareable.net • A Mobile Farmers Market, Created By Design Students, Fast Company • Core77 Design Award: Status Update, Center for Design Practice • Real Food Farms, Sappi Ideas That Matter video
Launch of new MICA Center for Social Design
In fall 2014, MICA launched the new Center for Social Design, dedicated to demonstrating and promoting the value of design in creating visionary solutions to complex social problems, and to inspiring and preparing the next generation of creative changemakers.
The new center expands upon MICA’s pioneering work in social design since 2007, bringing together all of our current social design initiatives – our graduate program, our award-winning design practice, and our postgraduate
fellows program – and will activate various new initiatives, partnerships and events.
The Center for Social Design moved into its new home in August 2014 – including a 4,000 square foot, state-of-the-art collaborative studio, classroom and office space -- within the newly renovated historic building connected to MICA’s Fred Lazarus IV Center in Baltimore's emergent Station North Arts & Entertainment District.
Robert W. Deutsch Social Design Fellowship
Launched in 2012 with support from the Robert W. Deutsch foundation, the Robert W. Deutsch Social Design Fellowship is a 1-year, post-graduate opportunity for MA in Social Design graduates to engage in continued research, implementation and evaluation of their thesis work.
The fellowships provides a stipend, institutional resources, and studio accomodations for an additional year, keeping innovative ideas and talent in Baltimore demonstrating the value of design in the social sector.