GOOD Maker Finalist: Maryland Art Students Put Social Design on Wheels

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GOOD Maker Finalist: Maryland Art Students Put Social Design on Wheels

March 28, 2012

The mobile picnic table travels across East Baltimore for pop-up community events ranging from free coffee service (“Coffee At The Table”) to BBQs. A recent collaboration with the Baltimore City Health Department and The Noun Project, an open-source catalog of symbols, resulted in a one-day “Iconothon” inviting locals to create graphics representing community health concepts. Future offerings will include resume-writing workshops, arm-wrestling competitions, and even a nail salon for neighbors. This spring, the team will also host “Playscape Design At The Table” for youth interested in transforming an empty lot in the area into a community green space.

If you live in Baltimore and want to learn more about the students behind the project, check out MICA’s Social Design Thesis Exhibition at the Pinkard Gallery from April 20 through 27.

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