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Fundamentals of Design for Social Innovation

By: Fit Associates (Marc Rettig and Hannah du Plessis)

Year: 2013-2014

Marc Rettig and Hannah du Plessis co-teach a course in the MFA in Design for Social Innovation at SVA in New York. To complete the course, students chose two topics covered in the class and produce book spreads that summarize the topic, play with it visually, and suggest places to learn more. Both the 2013 and 2014 editions contain many of the same topics, the visuals and descriptions of each student differ greatly.

In the last years the course has been broken down into two: Practically we are taking students through a series of exercises culminating in them hosting group dialogues. Personally students hand in a journal that captures their personal reflections on readings, assignments and practices.

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