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Designing for Good: Students Make Global Impact

Girls at Blue House Uganda prepare to try on their new clothes.

This fall, the students in Professor Lucy Dunne’s technical apparel design studio course will once again create new garments for vulnerable girls in Uganda. This is made possible only through the support of alumni and friends of the College of Design, whose donations help purchase materials and cover shipping costs to the girls at Blue House Uganda.

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Student Perspective: Real World Design For A Purpose

Because of alumni and friends like you, we met our goal and raised $5,280 for Design Global Outreach. Thanks to your support, apparel students started the school year with an amazing surprise – materials and supplies fully funded by donors! These past few weeks we've reached out to alumni and friends to support our Design Global Outreach initiative. To learn why these projects are so important to our students, we talked with apparel student Carissa Prieve, who took Prof. Lucy Dunne's Technical Design Studio last fall and designed clothing for the Blue House orphanage in rural Uganda and the Girls Home of Pune, India. Products created by Carissa and her classmates were delivered to the girls in India and Uganda…

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Help Shelter Return to Haiti

Shelter is a feature-length documentary about the growing socially-responsible design movement. The producers are highlighting the role designers, architects, and engineers play in making the world a better place with humanitarian design. By telling these stories, they hope to inspire others to design for good. They're currently in production and need your helping funding their project, including follow-up interviews with residents and volunteers they met in Haiti last summer.Help Shelter return to Haiti by donating to their Kickstarter campaign. Along with telling extraordinary stories of courage and invention, Shelter will feature this interview with Dean Fisher. They also interviewed architecture students Abby Kurlinkus and Brent Suski who spent eight weeks in Haiti working with Architecture for Humanity in 2011. Donate…

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