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Design and the Social Sector: An Annotated Bibliography

FEATURED THIS WEEK : COURTNEY DRAKE & WILLIAM DRENTTEL

Design and the Social Sector: An Annotated Bibliography

This bibiography was initiatied by Courtney Drake, a graduate student at the Yale University School of Management, to survey the literature of social design — the spectrum from design process and thinking to the zones of social innovation. It is the beginning of a larger project by Winterhouse Institute, working with the participants of the Winterhouse Design and Social Change Symposia, to build a bibliography around the practice of social design.
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MARK LAMSTER

Majority Report

To walk into the General Assembly Building, even with the horrendous ad-hoc security tent that ruins its entry plaza, is an edifying, hopeful experience. That it is not always effective in achieving its ideals is, of course, an unfortunate reality. This seems an apt metaphor for “Design with the Other 90 Percent: Cities.”
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WILLIAM DRENTTEL

Winterhouse First Symposium on Design Education and Social Change: Program Description

This symposium, sponsored by the Winterhouse Institute, was held October 17-19 2010 in Falls Village, Connecticut. This was the initial information shared with participants.
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Learn to be a design critic through SVA's D-Crit program.Design as subject matter, criticism as a literary genre and the range of tools with which to practice design criticism.
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WILLIAM DRENTTEL

Winterhouse Second Symposium on Design Education and Social Change: Participants

The Winterhouse Second Symposium on Design Education and Social Change, was held August 14-16, 2011 in Falls Village, Connecticut.
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WILLIAM DRENTTEL

Winterhouse Second Symposium on Design Education and Social Change: Program Description

Winterhouse Institute hosted a symposium at the Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, Connecticut, August 14-16, 2010. This symposium was an invitation-only gathering of thirty educators and interested parties to explore the practice of social design in design education. This summarizes the original program description.
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WILLIAM DRENTTEL AND JULIE LASKY

Winterhouse Second Symposium on Design Education and Social Change: Final Report

The final report from a symposium held in Connecticut, August 14-16, 2011, where 28 participants from a variety of design and education programs discussed the challenges and objectives of social change initiatives within their schools, universities, museums and programs.
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Report on a visionary residential complex for aging gay boomers.
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UPCOMING CONFERENCE: MAY 24, 2012

Cumulus Conference

Cumulus, a Helsinki-based association of more than 140 universities and colleges of art, design and media, sponsors conferences for creative professionals and leaders in education and media. Its next conference, Helsinki 2012 - World Design Capital 2012, will be held in Helsinki - Espoo, Finland, in May 2012.

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