Last night I came across a magnificent online resource and initiative dedicated to socially conscious design, its name Creative For A Cause.
Founded and set up by Syracuse senior and fellow D21 member Heidi Cies, Creative For A Cause (A Resource for Visual Communications Educators) aims to assist teaching social responsibility in design education.
"While social responsibility is being discussed more and more frequently within the Visual Communications industry and among educators today, no standards or guidelines currently exist to aid in the implementation of these concepts into the higher education curriculum. Where social responsibility is not already part of a Visual Communications program, and there is little or no administrative support for inclusion, it is left to individual instructors to decide how to best integrate this topic into their syllabi. This site is a collaborative resource for educators of Visual Communications who wish to instruct their students on the importance of adopting a social and ethical approach to their work. If you know of additional resources that you feel would be of value, please contact us." (Heidi Cies, Creative For A Cause).
Heidi, well done - this is a fantastic project that is certainly going to prove extremely useful. I look forward to our future conversations.