Project Case Studies

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Below is an archive of project case studies; each one is a designer’s vision to ignite change in the world through creative problem solving. We aim to bring big ideas such as these out of the studio and into the community to inspire like-minded changemakers. Projects are posted by Design Ignites Change participants and award applicants.

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reCOVER: Disaster Recovery Housing

University of Virginia, School of Architecture

This Initiative reCOVER project focuses on the design, fabrication and testing of a disaster recovery housing prototype. It is part of an... more ⇒

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Freewall: Making Space for Diversity

Kansas City Art Institute

This project is about developing community and acceptance at Center Alternative School in Kansas City by inviting the students to partic... more ⇒

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Frugal Food: Eating On SNAP

Kansas City Art Institute

It has become increasingly difficult for low-income homes to sustain themselves in an economy like today's, in a food desert like Kansas City. He... more ⇒

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How much do you know about plastic?

University of Utah

The goal of this project is to establish educational resources to increase awareness about the meaning of the recycling symbols and numbe... more ⇒

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Enlightening Individuals

Kansas City Art Institute

This project will help fifth grade students at Rosedale Elementary understand and implement their learning styles; auditory, visual and kinesthetic... more ⇒

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