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  • ForStudentPower

    But your program costs $37,000 in tuition each year.

    How exactly will your curriculum genuinely tackle such issues as "poverty, aging, women’s rights, food and agriculture, racism, environment, working conditions, fair trade, education, community development, justice, service delivery and health" when there's such an outrageously high bar of entry?

    How can you ensure that a significant proportion of your students are working class and people of color? I imagine you'd agree that we have enough self-appointed white "saviors" in the design world already. :)

    • MFA Design for Social Innovation, SVA

      Take a look at our students, we'll be posting more of their work soon. They come from all over the world, from diverse economic backgrounds, and are indeed tackling the issues you mention, as are our faculty. We aim to be the antidote to self-appointed white "saviors".

  • Carolyn Strauss

    This is very promising news for design education in the U.S. and beyond! Congratulations to Cheryl and everyone involved. Would love to find a way for slowLab to share Slow design knowledge with this new program! Check out

  • dkholland

    I teach ethics for DSI in this program on Wednesday afternoons. Very excited to work with a group of people from all over the world on understanding what ethics is and how we can put it to better use in our societies.

  • MaryPearl

    It has been my particular pleasure to hold a weekly discussion for DSI (Design for Social Innovation) students with phenomenal experts on social issues around the globe. The talent and desire for innovating for social good are tremendous. A challenge they have now taken up is to translate that talent and desire into specific plans of their own.

    • Tiby Kantrowitz

      Could you post the time/date/location for the discussion? This would be wonderful to listen to. Thanks!

      • MaryPearl

        Well, the program takes place in New York City, but I am writing now at 6:25am on Tuesday, January 8, 2013 from Indonesia. I'm here because I'm working with Indonesian colleagues to innovate high school STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) education in this country.