New Faculty Book | Design for Social Innovation: Case Studies from Around the World
This new book examines the levers propelling the field of design for social innovation into a new phase of growth and sustainability
Shea are the team behind the award-winning LEAP Dialogues: Career
Pathways in Design for Social Innovation and the open source LEAP
Dialogues: The Educator’s Guide. Their new book, Design For Social
Innovation: Case Studies from Around the World postulates that the field
of design for social innovation (DSI) is at a pivotal moment where it’s
essential to move the conversation beyond attempts to explain or justify
the role of design in the field. To that end, the emphasis of this work is
to examine and underscore how the field can grow, evolve, and crucially,
become a more sustainable practice.
Grounded by a worldwide survey in sectors as diverse as public
health, urban planning, economic development, education, humanitarian
response, cultural heritage, and civil rights, Design For Social Innovation:
Case Studies from Around the World captures these stories and
more through 45 richly illustrated case studies from six continents.
Published by Routledge, the book will be available in November
2021 and can be pre-ordered via the Routledge website. The book’s content
was brought to life by Lupi Asensio and Martin Lorenz, the partner
team behind TwoPoints.Net. For more information on the content and
stories in this book, visit www.dsibook.com.
About the authors:
Mariana Amatullo is the Vice Provost for Global Executive
Education and Online Strategic Initiatives at The New
School, New York, and Associate Professor of Strategic
Design and Management at Parsons School of Design.
Bryan Boyer is the Director of the Bachelor of Science in
Urban Technology and Assistant Professor of Practice in
Architecture at Taubman College of Architecture and Urban
Planning, University of Michigan.
Jennifer May is the Executive Director for Designmatters,
the social innovation department at ArtCenter College
Andrew Shea is the Associate Director and Assistant
Professor of Integrated Design at Parsons School of
Design, The New School.
ISBN: 9780367898441 (Hardback)
ISBN: 9780367898427 (Paperback)
ISBN: 9781003021360 (eBook)