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Design Activism Hub

Project Background

While attending art school, three classmates and I were curious to explore how art and design can intersect with social justice causes. We stumbled upon Design Activism, the practice of using the design process to tackle pressing social and environmental issues. We decided to research, interview experts, learn all about the topic, and present our findings on our school’s campus through an educational exhibition and an interactive website.

Project Background

While attending art school, three classmates and I were curious to explore how art and design can intersect with social justice causes. We stumbled upon Design Activism, the practice of using the design process to tackle pressing social and environmental issues. We decided to research, interview experts, learn all about the topic, and present our findings on our school’s campus through an educational exhibition and an interactive website.

Project Background

While attending art school, three classmates and I were curious to explore how art and design can intersect with social justice causes. We stumbled upon Design Activism, the practice of using the design process to tackle pressing social and environmental issues. We decided to research, interview experts, learn all about the topic, and present our findings on our school’s campus through an educational exhibition and an interactive website.

Project Background

While attending art school, three classmates and I were curious to explore how art and design can intersect with social justice causes. We stumbled upon Design Activism, the practice of using the design process to tackle pressing social and environmental issues. We decided to research, interview experts, learn all about the topic, and present our findings on our school’s campus through an educational exhibition and an interactive website.

My role

Project Manager

Copywriter

Researcher

My role

Project Manager

Copywriter

Researcher

My role

Project Manager

Copywriter

Researcher

My role

Project Manager

Copywriter

Researcher

Team Size

5 people

Team Size

5 people

Team Size

5 people

Team Size

5 people

Project Management Approach

I started to plan this project using waterfall methodologies by developing a flashed-out PMP. Eventually, the intrinsically necessary iterations in creating a digital platform demanded us to switch to an agile approach, where we took advantage of scrumban boards.

Outcomes

Brand Guide
Website
Exhibition

Results

  • Over 810 people attended the show during one month. 

  • The website received over 300 visits in the first two weeks after the release.

Credits

Project Manager & Copywriter - Mafer Bencomo

Designer & Project Coordinator - Sam Grimm

Outreach Coordinator - Megan Travers

Let's work together!

maferbencomo1@gmail.com

maferbencomo1@gmail.com

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