Exhibitions / Events

Design for Social Impact

Design for Social Impact

Based on the idea that design is a way of looking at the world with an eye for changing it, Design for Social Impact offered a look at how designers, engineers, students, professors, architects and social entrepreneurs from the Southeastern United States are using design to solve the problems of the 21st century.

The exhibition—which was on show at MODA from April 25 – August 3, 2014—included projects by Georgia Tech Students, Plywood People, Stanford’s d-School, MIT’s D-Lab, Stryker, Michael Graves, Interface, Steelcase, Mad Housers, Auburn University and many others.

Taipei exhibition focuses on social impact of design

Taipei exhibition focuses on social impact of design

The focus of this year’s exhibit is the social impact of design, particularly ways in which design can contribute to society.The exhibit seeks to encourage domestic design by bringing in famous international designs and providing opportunities for designers to interact.

Social Impact Design Summit

Social Impact Design Summit

On February 27, 2012, leaders from design, academia, the community, and both public and private sectors will meet in New York at the Social Impact Design Summit. We want to use this event as a chance to broaden the discussion about the current and future state of socially responsible design.The Summit is planned in partnership with Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, The Lemelson Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Socially responsible design covers a broad range of design disciplines. As foundations and organizations interested in this topic, we are still learning about the players and pieces that sustain this area of design. We organized this small gathering to learn and hear from people who engage in this work every day.

Design for life. 99 projects for the real world

Design for life. 99 projects for the real world

Design enables us to constantly, consistently, solve problems that generate great social impact. In this show, we focus on design that is expressly aimed at improving the lives of the users it is intended for, the environment in which it operates and the society to which it belongs.

Small Scale, Big Change: New Architectures of Social Engagement

Small Scale, Big Change: New Architectures of Social Engagement

This exhibition presents eleven architectural projects on five continents that respond to localized needs in underserved communities. These innovative designs signal a renewed sense of commitment, shared by many of today’s practitioners, to the social responsibilities of architecture.

This Is for Everyone: Design Experiments for the Common Good

This Is for Everyone: Design Experiments for the Common Good

This exhibition takes its title from the Twitter message that British computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee (inventor of the World Wide Web) used to light up the stadium at the 2012 London Olympics opening ceremonies. His buoyant tweet highlighted the way that the Internet—perhaps the most radical social design experiment of the last quarter century—has created limitless possibilities for the discovery, sharing, and expansion of knowledge and information.

Designing Modern Women 1890–1990

Designing Modern Women 1890–1990

20th-century design was profoundly shaped and enhanced by the creativity of women—as muses of modernity and shapers of new ways of living, and as designers, patrons, performers, and educators. This installation, drawn entirely from MoMA’s collection, celebrates the diversity and vitality of individual artists’ approach to the modern world, from Loïe Fuller’s pulsating turn-of-the-century performances to April Greiman’s 1980s computer-generated graphics, at the vanguard of early digital design.

The “Design for Flood” project

The “Design for Flood” project

It was a creative collaboration of designers initiated by TCDC. Using “design thinking” as framework, the project team conducted field survey to determine the problems and real needs of the people, volunteers and SMEs affected by the 2011 flood within Bangkok Metropolitan area and vicinity.

Impact Hub Munich

Impact Hub Munich

The social Design Elevation Days 2015 want to address that subject by converting the Impact Hub Munich for five Days into the European anchor – and pivoting point of social design.

Social Design? Social Innovation? What exactly does that mean? Which approach, what practice and what potential is behind this? The social Design Elevation Days 2015 want to address that subject by converting the Impact Hub Munich for five Days into the European anchor – and pivoting point of social design.
Exemplary projects from the most diverse areas, an exhibition, the main actors and key figures will be present in Munich these days. Each day of the event will be dedicated to a different motto – so for example, architecture, migration, products, design, behavioral changes and many more will be addressed.