MICA Social Design

Demonstrating the value of design in addressing social problems.

MICA Social Design prepares the next generation of creative leaders through collaborative practice-based learning opportunities, exploring social issues, testing processes & defining the future of design. Learn about what we do.

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Congratulations MASD 2014!
Congratulations MASD 2014!

Congratulations to graduates of the MASD Class of 2014 for surviving an intense year of social design theory and practice. Watch out as this talented group of social designers takes on the world!

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MASD 2014 Thesis Exhibition Closing Reception
MASD 2014 Thesis Exhibition Closing Reception

The Master of Arts in Social Design (MASD) is an intensive, 1-year graduate program grounded in a philosophy of practice-based learning combining theory and praxis, action and reflection. Graduating students from the MASD Class of 2014 will showcase their thesis work at MICA's Pinkard Gallery (1401…

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AIGA Baltimore and MICA Social Design present Social Design: Practice and Possibilities
AIGA Baltimore and MICA Social Design present Social Design: Practice and Possibilities

Social Design: Practice and Possibilities Tuesday, April 29th Lecture 7:30 p.m., Reception to follow MICA Bunting Center, Room 110 1401 Mount Royal Avenue Great change begins with a single idea. When everyone's ideas converge, the possibilities are magnified. Social design is an evolving practice…

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MASD Students Receive Design Ignites Change Student Innovation Awards
MASD Students Receive Design Ignites Change Student Innovation Awards

We're excited to announce that three MASD students received the prestigious Design Ignites Change Student Innovation Awards: Medication Communication Laura Brewer Medication Communication proposes an elegant solution to medication compliance (the degree to which a patient correctly follows medical…

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Designer for the Real World? Visiting Scholar Alison Clarke
Designer for the Real World? Visiting Scholar Alison Clarke

Victor J. Papanek’s book Design for the Real World: Human Ecology and Social Change is widely understood as the seminal text of 20th century design activism. This lecture traces the origins of Papanek’s design activism and highlights the urgent need for a broader historical and theoretical…

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