Recognizing that design can be a force for social good, the Museum of Design Atlanta has announced a new exhibition called "Design for Social Impact" that examines how architects, students, professors, and designers are using design to solve some of our society’s more nagging problems.
The exhibit, which opens on May 25 and runs through August 3, will feature projects that were conceived to address challenges in the areas of shelter, community, education, health care, energy, and food and water.
"Imparting a sense of optimism at the possibility of creating a better world, ‘Design for Social Impact’ is not meant to be a total review of solutions," the museum said in a statement announcing the show. "Rather, it will provide a range of examples of design thinking being used to solve problems in innovative ways. In many cases, the projects actually solve multiple problems at one time. The featured projects were selected for their in-depth understanding of the users, which led to affordable, adaptable, and sustainable solutions."
The exhibit will include the work of the following people and organizations:
Click through the slideshow to view some examples.
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