A recent Metropolis Think Tank panel, hosted at Perkins+Will's Atlanta office, fleshed out how architects might take better account of a project’s stakeholders, especially those who aren’t paying for it.
The Minneapolis restaurant All Square, a pro-bono project by Syracuse-based Architecture Office, operates under the mantra, “Don’t Judge, Just Eat.”
The Waterloo City Farm, also home to the firm’s studio, delivers good design—and vegetables and barnyard critters—to communities in need.
Malibu’s Campus Kilpatrick detention facility aims to be a national model for juvenile justice through a humanizing architecture.
Orkidstudio's small Nairobi-based team is equal parts contractor, designer, and educator, and treats each project as an opportunity to innovate and empower.
International aid organization Communitere proposes an alternative model for disaster relief by linking communities with vital tools and technology.
Author Cassim Shepard discusses the concept of the "design city" and how designers can act collaboratively to make cities better.
Seattle architect Rania Qawasma has created an award-winning guide for refugees navigating day-to-day life in American cities.
Tel Aviv-based start-up Tikkun Olam Makers (TOM) hosts maker-marathons to brainstorm a new generation of assisted devices.
These innovative projects, all at different points on their timeline, could use a little kick, and a lot of support.
For his inaugural column, architect and activist Andrew Burdick considers how farming could provide a way to help veterans transition back to civilian life.
“Design+Health” showed how data will (and should) inform design. But it also provoked questions about its potential downsides.
Cheryl Heller, the founding chair of the MFA in Design for Social Innovation at SVA, explains why "social design" needs its own graduate-level program, now more than ever.
Alex Aleinikoff, incoming director of the Zolberg Institute of Migration and Mobility at the New School for Social Resource, hopes to bring together the worlds of social research and design.
In this interview, South African architect Jo Noero discusses the importance of dweller control in housing—and how it can make the temporary become permanent.
While it may be eclectic in its curation, By the People sets a strong precedent for other design museums—hopefully, they will follow its lead.
Founded in 2015, MADWorkshop inspires young designers to just "make things"—be it homeless shelters or modular furniture—and make a difference.
The "droneport" is a humanitarian initiative that seeks to jumpstart and navigate the infrastructural challenges of emerging economies.
“Design for Difference” merges style with utility in multi-functional garments that do more than clothe, but protect, shelter, and carry items.
A unique collaboration saw designers Matali Crasset and Sebastian Herkner partner with Zimbabwean basket weavers.