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"A designer’s desire to change the world can be incompatible with empathy, which necessitates relinquishing the impulse to remake the world as it should be in favor of grasping the world as it is for others."

Arden Stern, Faculty, Humanities & Sciences

CITES Project for the U.S. Department of the Interior

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A collaboration with the U.S. Department of Interior to raise awareness and effect policy change regarding illegal trafficking of endangered species in Chile.

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Real Change Movement

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A real-world outreach to create long-term, self-sustaining design solutions to harness the community’s compassion and reduce homelessness in Pasadena.

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The Aquarium of the Pacific: Open Ocean Project

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In the Open Ocean studio, Designmatters students created a public awareness campaign for the Aquarium of the Pacific centered on the topic of ocean exploration.

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