This fall, MFA Interaction Design Department students Carmen Dukes and Katie Koch launched Project: Interaction, a 10-week after-school program that teaches New York City high schoolers to use design to change their communities. Partnering with the Urban Assembly Institute of Math and Science for Young Women, sessions began on September 29 with a group of 15 students. The goal of the program is for students to understand design as a creative process that can be applied to any school subject or future career option.
Realizing that public support will be key to the success of Project: Interaction, Dukes and Koch are raising funds using Kickstarter and offering special incentives for different levels of support. The money raised through Thursday, October 14, will be used to fund the program and buy essential supplies for the students.
Image: Carmen Dukes and Katie Koch.