This past fall, DFA students, mentors, and community members have collaborated on 160 meaningful, local, and social projects. Check out 2016 highlights of the DFA network below!
For the past academic year, a team at DFA Barnard|Columbia has spread excitement about sustainability and recycling through art. Their first project, an exhibit of students’ art, has already been on display during Spring 2016. The team began in Fall 2014 with the general topic of sustainability and community. Their project really took … Read More
In July 2015, DFA Northwestern members launched the first annual Jiang China Human-Centered Design Challenge. Created by DFA Northwestern student Jenny Wang and alumna Cassie Coravos, the Jiang China HCD Challenge is a two-week design crash course for Chinese college students who want to make a positive social impact. After developing the program over one … Read More
We had the pleasure of interviewing Michael Kulikowski, a student founder of the DFA studio at Virginia Tech about a recent project of theirs, the BurgFinder. The BurgFinder is a series of town signs to promote alternative modes of transportation, involving visual cues that use time as a measurement of distance to a particular destination … Read More
The results are in, the DFA Right Angle is able to reduce water use in cafeterias by half. After two days of testing, team lead, Thea Klein-Mayer galvanized a team of students to watch and observe cafeteria staff during open hours. Day one, the team created a baseline and measured that the for a 9 … 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
Founded in May 2009, Sandbox is the foremost global community of extraordinary young achievers between 20 and 30. They identify entrepreneurial young people worldwide that already have an impressive impact at a very young age, no matter in what field or industry. Our very own Yuri Malina has been chosen as a Sandbox Entrepeneur and … Read More