desigNYC’s 2012 Call for Nonprofit Projects and Pro Bono Designers is still open. Launched in 2009, desigNYC is recruiting for its 4th round of project collaborations connecting extraordinary nonprofit organizations with talented design professionals who are leaders in the fields of architectural, landscape, interior, experience and communications design. The deadline for submission is THURSDAY NOVEMBER 1, 2012.
desigNYC will focus on selecting nonprofits projects and programs that are helping to improve the health of our local communities and, as a result, improve the quality of life for those that live, play and work there. HEALTHY COMMUNITIES for instance will support projects that encourage physical activity in urban spaces, advocate a better access to healthy food, clean air and/or water, or carve out room for peace and quiet. Whether this is done by creating educational campaigns and initiatives that work to reduce pollution or poor health habits, or by building playgrounds, community gardens, green markets, and places simply to reflect and dream, desigNYC will leverage all of the design disciplines to help refocus how we can change the way people think about what it means to live in a healthy city. Nonprofits and designers can download applications at their web site.