Making Things Work for People
For Allison Wong ’15, being a Brown/RISD dual degree student means thinking a lot about social change - in very creative ways. During her four years in Providence, Allison has explored what she calls “design-based approaches to social innovation,” combining the best of her knowledge and experience from both schools to make serious community impact.
June 17, 2015
May 29, 201511 Students Dive into a Summer of Social Innovation
What happens when the story you've been telling yourself about the future is replaced by the story of what actually will be?
Every summer, a group of students experience this shift as they launch ideas into the world with the Social Innovation Fellowship. This year's 11 Fellows from Brown and RISD will work full-time on their social ventures in 6 different countries, deeply immersing themselves in the opportunity to learn, take risks, and make change in the world.
As they set out for the summmer with hopes and plans of what their stories will be, we grabbed a moment with each of them to see where they're starting. Take a look.
May 4, 2015
TRI-Lab is a new initiative with the Swearer Center that combines teaching, research, and impact. In the Climate Change and Environmental Justice Lab, students on the communications team learn that the road to a meaningful project is not always a smooth ride.
April 29, 2015
We’re representatives from No Vacancy, one of three student groups in the Swearer Center’s Teaching, Research, and Impact Lab (TRI-Lab) on climate change and environmental justice. TRI-Lab is an engaged research program that allows students, faculty, and community members to collectively study and address social issues in the Providence area. For this particular TRI-Lab on climate justice issues, researchers are working on increasing resilience in the West End area of Providence.
April 28, 2015
April 22, 2015
We’re the GI Jos, one of three student teams in this year’s Teaching Research and Impact Lab (TRI-Lab) on Climate Resilience in the West End. TRI-Lab is a community based research initiative that brings together students, faculty, and community partners to think about creative solutions to complex social and community issues. During this two-semester engaged research lab, we will collaborate with existing community organizations and non-profits in the West End to come up with creative ways to reduce the impacts of climate change in the West End.