Design for America

An international network of student-led studios implementing design thinking to tackle local and social problems.




Started in 2011, The RISD & Brown DFA was founded by students who strove to apply their education to solve problems in their community. Teams with students across disciplines apply the design process to tackle challenges in health, economy, education, and environment.


  • Use design thinking to solve problems on campus and beyond
  • Collaborate with others from different disciplines
  • Join an international community of designers, scientists, innovators, and changemakers

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