Systems Thinking

Howard Our special guest for the February Town Hall is our newest faculty member who teaches Systems Thinking. Pop in the Town Hall to learn more about him, his background and the impact and trends in systems thinking today from his perspective. Topic: Systems Thinking Howard Silverman blends theory and practice in the pursuit of

October Town Hall

Our special guest for the September Town Hall is Denise DeLuca Founder | Wild Hazel Topic: Think Like Nature Denise DeLuca is the former director and current adjunct faculty of MCAD’s MA in Sustainable Design and MA in Creative Leadership programs. She was co-founder of BCI: Biomimicry Creative for Innovation, a network of creative professional

Sustainable Down Jackets

We love keeping up with our alumni and hearing about what they are doing. Last month, Consumer Reports interviewed MASD graduate Ajda Mesic for a story on sustainable down jackets. She is currently a lead designer at Target. Article: Consumer Reports online, February 10, 2022 Choosing Between Synthetic Down and Natural Down for a Winter

Arlene Birt

Human creativity makes me hopeful

Arlene Birt was one of the founding faculty in the MASD Program. I recently asked Arlene to update us on the exciting work that she’s been up to. In addition to being a public artist and educator, you describe yourself as an infodesigner and visual storyteller. Tell us a little bit about the kind work

E-Learning and Cultural Transition

We have all seen the rise of e-learning in the information age. Indeed, ‘edupreneurship’ has increasingly become a business opportunity for content specialists and now, amidst the pandemic, we have seen online learning emerge as the answer to so many questions. Parents are relieved to see their kids connecting in after-school lessons with students from

Good grief?

As Director of MCAD’s MA in Sustainable Design program and ISSP’s Board President, I hear a lot of people voicing their grief over the state of the world. Who doesn’t get depressed when the news is full of stories about all-time record heat waves, 1000-year floods, ongoing and increasing pandemic deaths? Not only that, songbirds

Curious about Biomimicry?

If you follow any of our program’s social media, you’ve almost certainly heard of biomimicry, as it is an integral part of what our students learn. It’s inspiring to read about, and even more inspiring to practice! If you’re curious about biomimicry and would like to give it a go, you’re in luck! We’re offering

FREE: Is Sustainable Design for you?

For many people, 2021 brings hope for a better future. For some of you, 2021 brings a new commit to helping create that better future! If you’re that kind of person, you might be wondering if our fully MA in Sustainable Design program might represent that commitment. If so, please join us online next Tuesday 16

I really care. Do you?

As an Education Partner and Board member of ISSP, I’ve been doing a deep dive into the ISSP-SA Study Guide. Even after years of being in the profession, I’m still finding the contents fascinating and enlightening.  One well-known concept that jumped out at me recently is externalities.  In the Study Guide you’ll find: As noted

Tap into “The Promise of Biomimicry”

If you’re reading this, you’ve no doubt heard of biomimicry, innovation inspired by nature. You may also know that the promise of biomimicry is “resilient design for a climate impacted world”.  If not, you’ll enjoy the short film “The Promise of Biomimicry”, created by The Biomimicry Institute and Tree Media. MCAD’s MA in Sustainable Design program

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