Dialog represents a curated collection of articles, case studies, and other resources to further the discussion surrounding design and social impact.

Making a Difference in 2016: Public Architecture Needs You

December 15, 2016

Dear Friends, While 2016 has been a year of important transitions, it has also been a surprisingly productive year, and we need for your help to ensure our most vulnerable communities and valuable organizations continue to have access to well­-designed environments and a better quality of life. Over the last decade we’ve learned where to…

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Helping Displaced Artists

December 9, 2016

The visual arts nonprofit, Root Division was fortunate to move into a new location after being displaced, and received help from community partners including Studio O+A and Fog Studio. Artists are often described as the heartbeat of our cities. From the graffiti artists who provoke our minds during the morning commute to the musicians who…

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Creating a better world with design, By Michael J. Berens

December 2, 2016

A substantial and growing body of research attests to what designers have long known. The design of the spaces we inhabit has considerable impact on our health, mood and state of mind. Now, researchers and practitioners are probing even further to discover the ways that design also can affect our behavior. What they are finding…

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