Well, we just had a whirlwind tour visiting all 8 of our DFA studios! From UCLA to Dartmouth, students are plugging away at tackling the most complex challenges of our time. So what have the teams been up to? 170 students from campuses throughout the country have been hard at work establishing local partnerships and … Read More
Four members of Design for America’s Cornell Studio were recently interviewed by Rahim Kanani of Forbes Magazine about their experiences starting a Design for America Studio. It is a fascinating look behind the scenes at what these DFA’ers have uncovered through their DFA experience and an honest at the realities and real work of starting … Read More
It’s official–Design for America has successfully launched at each one of our DFA studios throughout the country! One by one, each DFA studio has galvanized amazing energy from their communities to tackle local and social issues. Here at DFA’s HQ, it’s been astounding to see the energy from each one of our teams with each … Read More
“With Stars in their Eyes, DFA Students want to change the world,” is the title of Fast Company’s feature on Design for America. And this couldn’t ring more true. As we just witnessed the breadth of energy and enthusiasm from our Summer Leadership Studio, we know that DFA students, now at eight universities throughout the … Read More
Wow, what an amazing weekend we had! 21 students from 8 different universities flew in Thursday night from as far as Sao Paulo, Brazil. Despite geographic differences it was clear that each one of these students has something in common that would soon bond them all- an unwavering commitment to use design for social innovation. … Read More
It is with great pleasure that we announce Design for America’s new studios!! After a grueling application process we have not 3, not 5, not 6 but SEVEN new studios! With a few last minute entries, there were a few that we just couldn’t say no to as these students proved over and over their … Read More
APPLICATION COUNTDOWN: 3 DAYS!! Amidst sleepless nights for those at Cornell during finals, they’re still managing to turn in an awesome application and build on this semester’s momentum of great work looking at access to fresh food on campus and in the Ithaca community.
DFA just got back from an awesome visit with Cornell’s emerging studio group as they get ready for their applications. The core team of about 12 students committed over 8 hours to the planning and execution of this ideation weekend to hash out some of their ideas for gaining access to fresh food for both … Read More
DFA HQ spoke with the awesome bunch of core-team DFA students over at Cornell this week and their projects looking at healthy food for both the Cornell and Ithaca community are off to a great start! They’re doing their research, talking to users and domain experts and getting ready for this weekend’s Ideation Charrette!