In 2013 I worked in collaboration with DESIS, Public Policy Lab, and the Housing Preservation Department of NYC to innovate public housing services in the city.
Public & Collaborative: Designing Services for Housing was made possible through the generous support of a 2012 New York City Cultural Innovation Fund grant awarded by the Rockefeller Foundation. Spearheaded by DESIS and the Fellows at Public Policy Lab, Public & Collaborative: Designing Services for Housing has finally been published!
The New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD),
the DESIS Lab at Parsons The New School for Design, and the Public Policy Lab
launched Public & Collaborative: Designing Services for Housing in early 2012.
The project’s goals were twofold:
to assist HPD in delivering more effective, efficient, and satisfying services,
and to explore ways to facilitate the involvement of community residents in the
development of housing-related services in neighborhoods with significant
public- and private-sector investment leveraged by HPD.
This New York City-based project is affiliated with a global Public & Collaborative
research effort of the DESIS Network, an international network of design schools
and organizations focused on design for sustainability and social innovation, in which
research labs based in cities around the world are developing parallel projects at the
intersection of public services, social innovation, and design.
Special thanks to Andrew Eickmann, Chelsea Maudlin, and Eduardo Staszowski.
see more of my work with this collaboration here
My exhibited work featured in the Alumni Magazine Spring 2013
February 21 Design as a Catalyst of Social Resources
Ezio Manzini, Distinguished Visiting Professor, School of Design Strategies, Parsons; Professor of Industrial Design, Politecnico di Milano
Spray-Painted Love Letters in Allen Street Mall
My urban intervention caused a neighborhood stir - check it out here.
INSIDE SCOOP: It was me. I called them Type-Tulips. Part of a collaboration between my temporary works urban design studio. later in the Spring we participated in the Festival of Ideas on the Allen Street Mall with more interventions.
Jeff interviewed my team about our healthcare innovation service design work with Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and Parsons.
Check it out here!