New writings by the Studio on increasing civic engagement through social interventions:

Social Room: Making a More Civil Society (

Social / Justice / Practice (

Congratulations to Upham's Corner Public Art Commission winner Cedric Douglas!

DS4SI has had the pleasure of working with local artist, Cedric Douglas, on two of our most recent street-based creativity labs--Making Planning Processes Public (above) and STREETLAB: Upham's. His creativity and commitment to community engagement are inspiring, and we're so excited he was just announced as the winner of the DSNI /TBF $100,000 Upham's Corner public art commission! His vision for engaging the neighborhood in the work ahead is already in full effect with his UpTruck (below.)





At the Design Studio we design and prototype alternative ways to approach and address complex social problems. We explore unusual solutions, ones that’s very existence help the system see new options for solving stubborn problems.


The Design Studio for Social Intervention: Changing how social justice is imagined, developed and deployed.