“Problems are solved by partnerships between many different kinds of individuals: designers, advocates, policy makers, scientists, engineers, business leaders. In the best scenario, they are covering a lot of ground together to achieve progress and create viable solutions.” Elisa Ruffino, Director, Designmatters Department

A nexus for interest amongst foundations, government agencies and NGOs, Designmatters is uniquely positioned to build new models for innovative partnerships and networks.

PARTNERS IN SOLUTIONS

A dynamic conversation is going on between the private sector, public sector, and entrepreneurs. Hybrid solutions coming from these very different parts of society are making a lasting difference. Designmatters is actively participating in this shifting landscape, committed to building a more humane and prosperous outlook for all.


FROM SKILL TO STRENGTH

The significance of completed projects brings attention and inquiry to Designmatters, each adds to an environment where partnerships form and flourish. From international organizations, to national level funding sources, to individuals and alumni, partners play a vital role in our success. Their funding contributes to the projects’ viability, their expertise to the knowledge base of our students, and their support to the strength of Designmatters.


BEYOND THE STUDIO WALLS

Once the class ends and the students have moved on, Designmatters often provides continuity. Strategizing, and assessing and measuring social impact highlight this phase. It’s about keeping an eye on the original objective… connecting projects to people and making a difference in their lives.

Networks

Partners