LEAP 2: Value of Design Symposium

A new generation of designers is emerging committed to applying their creative talents to address the critical, “wicked” social and environmental challenges of our time. An increasing number of educational institutions have responded by offering interdisciplinary educational opportunities for designers to develop the awareness and skills they need to pursue professional opportunities in the field and approach complex social problems empathically, systematically and collaboratively.

But what are the professional pathways for young designers pursuing careers in design for social innovation after graduation? And are designers receiving the preparation they need to face the realities of this challenging and evolving marketplace?

In April 2016, the Center for Social Design at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) will host a second LEAP convening to further evolve strategies for advancing professional pathways in design for social innovation.

Location: Baltimore, Maryland

Dates: April 9, 2016 - April 12, 2016