DFA’s Liz Gerber was recently honored to participate in a National Endowment for the Arts webinar:
“Universities and design schools are currently an important seat for social impact design training and fieldwork. This webinar will bring together educators and practitioners to discuss strategies for teaching and practicing social impact design. It will delve into the need for diverse skills and curricula to prepare effective social impact designers for the field.”
Wall Street Journal Announces 24 Startups Participating in ‘WSJ Startup of the Year’ NEW YORK, June 12, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Wall Street Journal announced today the 24 startups chosen by Wall Street Journal editors to participate in ‘WSJ Startup of the Year,’ an episodic video documentary for WSJ Live, the Journal’s online video platform. Premiering June 24, the series matches the 24 startups with global business leaders and influencers, and tracks their progress from startup to success over the course of five months. In conjunction with announcing the 24 startups, the Journal has also unveiled the documentary’s sizzle reel and will host a panel discussion on entrepreneurship at the Northside Festival in Brooklyn tomorrow, June 13.
Becoming a DFA studio is no easy task. Students must demonstrate interest from a large set of interdisciplinary students, get a faculty advisor on board, start assessing needs in their community by doing at least 5 interviews with strangers off-campus, organize a 2 hour workshop with at least 20 attendees, do a one-month project, make a video of said one-month project and wrap-up with an interview. WHOAH!! After months of work, we are proud to announce the newest studios to the DFA network!!
Hello from Providence! The joint Brown/RISD DFA studio has wrapped up its second year on a high note. Our teams worked on three core projects, took on a new crew of leaders, and ran several high-energy workshops. With 21 active members this year (6 from Brown, 10 from RISD, and 5 Dual Degree students), our teams tackled ambitious projects where we were able to draw from our diverse interests and skill sets. We’re excited to share some highlights from the year.
DFA’s mission is to develop a pipeline of leaders of innovation and create impact through the implementation of DFA projects. DFA Fellows are a core part of making this happen by building student leadership, helping to see projects implemented, growing our community of support and simply making DFA better inside and out. DFA Fellows are passionate, hands-on, team-oriented, empathetic, inquisitive and fearless. This couldn’t be more true of the awesome fellows we’ll be bringing on starting this summer. So without further adieu, we are proud to introduce our new DFA Fellows!