MICA Social Design

Demonstrating the value of design in addressing complex social problems, and preparing the next generation of creative changemakers.

MICA's Center for Social Design is located in the heart of Baltimore's Station North Arts & Entertainment District. The center expands upon MICA's pioneering work in social design since 2007, bringing together all of our current initiatives — our award-winning practice-based studios, our graduate program, and our post graduate fellowship program — and activating various new initiatives and partnerships. Learn about what we do.

News

Welcome, Thomas Gardner, new faculty in MA in Social Design (MASD)!
Welcome, Thomas Gardner, new faculty in MA in Social Design (MASD)!

Following an international search in the spring, we're delighted to welcome Thomas Gardner to the team of the Center for Social Design. Thomas will officially join us starting in early August as the newest full-time faculty member for our MA in Social Design (MASD). He brings to the Center a…

Read more…
MASD Social Design Exchange 2016
MASD Social Design Exchange 2016

Join us for an interactive evening with the MA in Social Design (MASD) Class of 2016 as they share their thesis projects and processes. This is a free, public event, but please RSVP here. Monday, May 2, 6-8:30 pm The BBOX, Maryland Institute College of Art 1601 W. Mount Royal Ave Baltimore MD 21217…

Read more…
LEAP 2: Value of Design Symposium
LEAP 2: Value of Design Symposium

A new generation of designers is emerging committed to applying their creative talents to address the critical, “wicked” social and environmental challenges of our time. An increasing number of educational institutions have responded by offering interdisciplinary educational opportunities for…

Read more…
MASD 2016 attends Clinton Global Initiative University
MASD 2016 attends Clinton Global Initiative University

This spring students from the 2016 MA in Social Design cohort were invited to attend the ninth annual CGI U meeting hosted by President Bill Clinton and Chelsea Clinton from April 1-3, 2016 at the University of California, Berkeley in the San Francisco Bay Area. The meeting brings together more…

Read more…
Visualizing Information with Marek Tuszynski
Visualizing Information with Marek Tuszynski

In a modern world where we have far more information than we can process, visualizing information in regards to social issues can help viewers to find personal meaning, make decisions, and take action from a sea of information. Last November, information visualization connoisseur and Tactical Tech…

Read more…