8 September 2018.
Design + Social Impact: Strategies for Creative Intervention.
‘Design + Social Impact: Strategies for Creative Intervention’ is a workshop that invites creative professionals who are looking to create a social impact to learn design thinking strategies that can help them in their work.
The workshop will be delivered by Parsons School of Design professors John Bruce and Mark Randall, who will present an exclusive, five-day, intensive workshop to explore the roles that creative professionals can play when executing socially-minded work.
Many creative professionals are interested in developing self-generated, non-client-based projects that are geared towards creating a positive impact on their community. But while the road to social change and development is paved with good intentions, this does not mean these concepts reach their full potential. For a concept to be sustainable, it needs to be more than a good idea – it needs to be built on a solid strategic foundation.
Makers, disruptors, and innovators in all creative disciplines are encouraged to apply to this intensive workshop that will focus on critical areas for those interested in taking an entrepreneurial or intrapreneurial approach. The workshop will cover areas like: framing the question, creative sessions, activities and ecosystem mapping, identifying leverage points, stakeholders and value proposition, provo/prototyping. and storytelling.
Participants will develop the strategic foundation for a socially-minded, design-driven project, and leave with an understanding of the steps needed to turn their concept into a sustainable, successful reality.
To get the most out of the workshop, participants are required to arrive with an area of interest to build a project upon – real or conceptual. An assignment will be distributed to accepted participants several weeks before the start of the session to prepare everyone in advance.
Opportunity Focus Areas:
- Design thinking strategies.
- Entrepreneurial or intrapreneurial approach
- Framing the question.
- Creative sessions.
- Activities and ecosystem mapping.
- Identification of leverage points.
- Stakeholders and value proposition.
The workshop will take place over 5 consecutive day (14-18 October). On Saturday, 13 October, all participants will be invited to a dinner with the professors and the workshop organizers to get to know each other before the official start of the workshop on Sunday. The last day of the sessions, Thursday, 18 October, will end with a public reception with invitees from the design community, the social entrepreneurship scene, and representatives from different cultural institutions in Egypt.
Ability to attend all sessions is mandatory for participation in the workshop.
Note: To see Workshop Schedule from here.
The workshop is oriented towards all creative disciplines and we encourage the following groups to apply:
- Creative professionals who wish to expand their career options into the area of social change.
- Social entrepreneurs interested in the design process.
- Academics who wish to teach design and social change.
25 participants will be selected through an application process.
- The workshop is free.
First Step: Fill out the application form
Second Step: You must submit a resume or CV along with one of the following:
- Portfolio in PDF format, 5-8 pages.
- Website link to your work.
- Sample or case study of a project you worked on in PDF format.
- A written essay not to exceed 600 words about what motivates you to engage in the area of social change and why you want to participate in this workshop.
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This Scholarship Published by:
” Hussein Ahmed/ Egypt “
Reviewed by” Alaa Faramawy/ Egypt“
And ” Salma Merhabi/ Lebanon ”
MARJ3 Scholarships team