2016: Year in Review

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December 22, 2016

2016 was another year of growth and impact for Designmatters and our community of faculty, students and alumni.  Here are a few of our favorite projects, events and stories of the year…


LEAP Dialogues Publication On the Road  + 50 Books / 50 Covers Winner

Safe Niños Book designed by Leonardo Santamaria

The “Where’s Daryl?” Educational Program presented at Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, as part of “By the People: Designing a Better America” Exhibition

ArtCenter Student Alvin Oei wins Sappi Ideas that Matter Grant for “The Healing Tree.” A Safe Ninos project outcome.

The Aquarium of the Pacific Resilient Cities Project

Matthew Manos returns to ArtCenter to teach Social Enterprise workshop and class

ArtCenter Alumni forge new career pathways in Social Impact Design

Designmatters 15 Year Anniversary Campaign

The 2nd LEAP Symposium held at MICA: Maryland Institute College of Art

Fresh Eyes Cuba: A Deep Immersion and Cultural Exchange in Havana