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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Design When Everybody Designs: A Public Lecture by Ezio Manzini
Design When Everybody Designs: A Public Lecture by Ezio Manzini

Thursday, March 12, 2015 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) Falvey Hall, Brown Center 1301 W. Mount Royal Ave. Baltimore, MD 21217 In a changing world, everyone designs. Each individual person and each collective subject - from enterprises to institutions, from communities…

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MICA Center for Social Design hosts inaugural Social Design Lab at Ashoka U Exchange 2015
MICA Center for Social Design hosts inaugural Social Design Lab at Ashoka U Exchange 2015

The Center for Social Design at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), a 2014 winner of the Ashoka U – Cordes Innovation Award, is sponsoring the inaugural Social Design Lab at Ashoka U Exchange 2015 in Washington, DC, on Thursday, February 26. Ashoka U is an initiative of…

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Redesigning Social Finance: A public lecture with Erin Barnes from ioby
Redesigning Social Finance: A public lecture with Erin Barnes from ioby

Monday, February 23th, 12-1 pm MICA Center for Social Design 131 W. North Avenue, Room 170 Most American neighborhoods have plenty of NIMBYists. People shouting “Not In My Back Yard” against all change, good or bad. They collect at community meetings and city council hearings to resist, thwart…

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Designing Social Interventions: A Public Lecture with Sarah Brooks
Designing Social Interventions: A Public Lecture with Sarah Brooks

Design strategist and advocate for social change, Sarah Brooks’ work includes service design, design research, product strategy and large-scale systems thinking about interventions for a better world. She is currently a White House Presidential Innovation Fellow at Veterans Affairs, bringing…

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MASD 2015 Students Share Their Stories
MASD 2015 Students Share Their Stories

Hear what current students have to say about the MA in Social Design (MASD) program in our latest video. Apply to join the MA in Social Design program at mica.edu. Priority deadline is January 15, 2015. For more information, email socialdesign@mica.edu.

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