The Designmatters educational platform at ArtCenter College of Design joins collaboration with experimentation, experience with reflection, problem-solving with problem-discovery, and purpose with action.
Through research, advocacy and action, Designmatters engages, empowers and leads an ongoing exploration of art and design as a positive force in society.
LA Weekly / April 2018Read More
“The two-week experience on the ground in Chile was instrumental. We all felt the same thing; we all saw and experienced the same realities together. We all lived the same moments. And that really helped us later as a design team, as we related our ideas and concepts back to our shared experience.”Andres Zavala, Student, Environmental Design
Los Angeles Times / March 2018Read More
“I have been impressed with our student’s ability to create thoughtful design narratives, that can literally change the trajectory of people’s lives, whether it’s on a humanitarian level, or emotional, psychological level.”James Meraz, Environmental Design Faculty
Fast Company Design / December 2017Read More
Designmatters partnered with NGO Un Techo para mi Pais and the community to co-create design solutions to overcome water poverty in Cerro Verde, a slum outside Lima, Peru.Read More
A transcripted course of study for ArtCenter undergraduate students in social innovationRead More
ArtCenter students are embedded in host organizations for one full 14-week academic term to work on high-level projects.Read More