In Los Angeles, drivers spend an average of 64 hours per year in rush-hour traffic. That’s almost two workweeks a year. Luckily, LA2B has formed to envision a new way of moving around the city. Joined by GOOD magazine, DFA UCLA’s team has joined these local partners in their quest for better mobility.
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
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: 4 DAYS!! Design for America at UCLA is off to a fantastic start. As many of you know, DFA focuses on creating local, social impact through design and UCLA’s team has gone to the ends of the earth to find students who are enthusiastic and dedicated to doing so. Literally! Their first meeting … Read More