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Introducing: New DFA Studios 2017!

Introducing: New DFA Studios 2017!

July 21, 2017

We are proud to welcome Carnegie Mellon University, University of Vermont, Portland State University, University of St. Thomas, and University of California, Los Angeles to the DFA Network. Stay tuned to see more stories of how these studios have brought the design innovation movement to their campuses – in the meantime, we can’t wait to see … Read More

Leadership Studio 2017 Highlights Urban Accessibility

Leadership Studio 2017 Highlights Urban Accessibility

July 10, 2017

Design for America is excited to introduce the 7th annual Leadership Studio! Leadership Studio is the signature, 5-day design sprint and leadership conference designed to prepare innovative student leaders for success in the upcoming year. This year, 100+ students from 35+ universities will come together at Northwestern from August 3-7 to tackle a social challenge … Read More

Summer Studio 2017: DFAers Spend 6 Weeks Tackling Social Challenges in Chicago

Summer Studio 2017: DFAers Spend 6 Weeks Tackling Social Challenges in Chicago

June 28, 2017

DFA Northwestern’s annual Summer Studio kicked off this week! This year’s studio is the largest one to date. 21 students are spending the next six weeks tackling 5 different social impact projects. And for the first time, students from Duke and MSU will be joining Northwestern students for the program. From “How can we improve … Read More

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