Now more than ever, it is good be reminded about initiatives that are making inroads to right inequities and support the improvement of the most marginalized communities around the US. There is still time to see some stellar examples of social impact design–many initiated at the grassroots level–at the By the People exhibit at the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Museum in NYC, on display through February 26.
A number of Loeb alums are implicated: Rick Lowe (LF ’02)–Project Row Houses, Lonni Tanner (LF ’08)–Probation Resource Hubs, Deanna Van Buren (LF ’13)–Designing Justice + Designing Spaces, India Lee (LF ’09)–Evergreen Cooperatives, Toni L. Griffin (LF ’98) and Dan Pitera (LF ’05)–Detroit Future City, and Jamie Blosser (LF ’15)–Owe’neh Bupingeh Preservation Project. You may find traces of one or two others. Don't miss it. More info on the CHSM website.