Robert W. Deutsch Foundation Social Design Fellowship provides two MA in Social Design graduates each year with a stipend, resources, and studio accommodations within MICA’s Center for Social Design for an additional year to continue their thesis research, implementation, and evaluation.
Launched in 2012 with support from the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation, the fellowships provides a stipend, institutional resources, and studio accommodations for an additional year, keeping innovative ideas and talent in Baltimore and demonstrating the value of design in the social sector.
Serving the Black and Brown community in Baltimore and beyond by providing graphic design services and design solutions for Black and Brown led grassroots/community organizations and entrepreneurs whose work combats the imperialist, white supremacist, capitalist, patriarchal culture in which we live.
Co-designing with Baltimore's returning citizens to create new pathways for people coming back from prison and jail to connect with resources and each other.
Advocating for and addressing the invisible problem of LGBTQ youth homelessness in Baltimore through cross-disciplinary & collaborative problem solving.
Exploring the intersection between design and immigration rights by making information accessible as a form of decoding the highly disjointed U.S. immigration system.
Unlocking the potential of people to be creative entrepreneurs and change makers in their community by providing access to technology, resources, and a network of mentors.
Addressing urban blight through a mobile, interdisciplinary skill building workshop designed to help young adults build confidence and increase their desire to learn.
Using design to support Baltimore communities in preparing for climate change, balancing the top down bureaucracy of government initiatives with on the ground grassroots organizations in an effort to create and foster environmental resilience.
Promoting economic sustainability for urban farming in Baltimore through design interventions, focusing specifically on the awareness of benefit (EBT, FMNO, and WIC/Senior FVC) acceptance at community farm stands.
Creating well-designed tools and curricula to help public school teachers succeed in addressing the holistic child.
Designing and building kid-focused, healthy playscapes to address the lack of access to play in Baltimore’s blighted and under served communities.