DESIS Lab develops externally funded research projects with local partners and promotes workshops, studios, toolkits, exhibitions, and publications that facilitate social change through design-driven initiatives.
Launched in 2009 with the support of the Rockefeller Foundation, this initiative investigates ways design can be used to amplify community-led approaches to sustainable living in New York City.
Visit the Amplifying Creative Communities website for more information.
Launched in 2011 with the support of the Rockefeller Foundation, this multi-project initiative investigates the role design can play in building bridges between government and people, allowing for socially innovative methods of providing services for the public good.
Visit the Public & Collaborative website for more information.
Launched in 2014 with the support of Citi Community Development, Designing for Financial Empowerment is a cross-sector initiative to explore how service design can be used to make public sector financial empowerment services more effective and accessible.
Visit the DFE website for more information.