[artinfo] SVA offers free webinars on social design

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Tue Feb 18 09:08:04 CET 2014

Impact! Design for Social Change

Online free webinar series

Select Fridays, February 21-May 2, 12:30-1pm EST


Design for Social Change at the School of Visual Arts in New York in 
collaboration with 
Ignites Change presents a series of free 30-minute webinars that 
explore how design-driven ideas for social good are 
launched. Registration is easy; you only need to sign up once on the 
Impact! Design for Social Change website. Archived sessions will be 
available a few days after they occur on the website.

Sessions are hosted by Mark Randall, chair of Impact! Design for 
Social Change in conversation with business leaders, creative 
professionals and influencers working in the area of social 
change. The line-up 
includes <http://interspire.e-flux.com/link.php?M=12808&N=8084&L=15671&F=H>John 
Mauldin + 
Pilloton speaking on topics ranging from strategy and social 
entrepreneurship to working with the government and leveraging the 
power of youth.
Click here to register.

2014 Impact! Sessions:

February 21
Strategy Mapping: Starting Out Right
John is the co-founder of 
Mapworks-a strategic consulting firm using whole systems mapping to 
navigate the complexity of contemporary business challenges. John 
will discuss strategic tools for guiding design and community goals 
for mutual measurable success.

March 7
Social Design Entrepreneurship: In Search of the Holy Grail
There are countless more designers eager and able to give their time 
to a social cause than there are job openings in this specific field. 
One solution to this dilemma designers have discovered is to launch 
their own social initiative. Lee Davis, currently a 
Scholar-in-Residence in Social Design at 
<http://interspire.e-flux.com/link.php?M=12808&N=8084&L=15666&F=H>MICA and 
co-founder of 
an organization that supports social enterprises, will discuss this 
and other issues related to social start-ups.

March 21
Design Citizen: Working with the Government
Good design for government spaces and services is one of the most 
needed yet most untapped applications of social impact design. 
Chelsea will share insights that her 
organization, <http://interspire.e-flux.com/link.php?M=12808&N=8084&L=15669&F=H>Public 
Policy Lab has developed through partnering with public agencies to 
improve the design of public services.

April 11
Embedded Design: Impact from the Bottom Up
As co-founder of social design non-profit 
Impact, Ramsey Ford will share his first-hand experience with 
embedded design-a strategy to reconcile the top-down and bottom-up 
capabilities of designing with communities.

April 18
The Legal Labyrinth: Where do I Begin?
Carly, an attorney at 
and Perlman-a socially minded law-firm-will help navigate some of the 
legal issues associated with starting a social impact effort, such as 
choosing between non-profit, for-profit, or B-Corp business 

May 2
Inspiring the Next Generation: Harnessing Brilliance
Seasoned social impact designer Emily Pilloton will discuss how the 
organizations she founded, 
H and 
H, use the power of creativity, design, and hands-on building to 
amplify the raw brilliance of youth, transform communities, and 
improve K-12 public education from within.

A summer of social design at the School of Visual Arts
Design innovation is a powerful process for non-profits to discover, 
incubate, and implement meaningful projects to serve 
communities; social consciousness is an effective and competitive 
position for all types of businesses-from start-ups to Fortune 500s. 
How does a creative professional emerge as a social impact designer 
and move project ideas forward?

The School of Visual Arts in New York City is offering one-week and 
six-week social design workshops this summer for educators, creative 
professionals, and advanced college students. Visit the Impact! 
Design for Social Change website to learn 
more: <http://interspire.e-flux.com/link.php?M=12808&N=8084&L=15677&F=H>impact.sva.edu.

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