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Viva Voce

September 2014     News from Social Impact Studios

Welcome to the redesigned...

A few years ago, Design for Social Impact changed its name to Social Impact Studios to better reflect our mission to promote important social issues in really creative and compelling ways. Since then, we've expanded how we work - and who we work with - to fulfill the promise of a creative place for making social impact. Now, our "Studios" provide a lively homebase where artists & activists can collaborate, learn and do the work together - whether they are clients, peer groups, field staff, interns, or folks who stop by for a visit.

It's exciting to share the latest info in this redesigned e-news - now named Viva Voce. In Latin it literally means "the living voice" - but is more commonly translated as "by word of mouth." Those two sentiments are a perfect blend of what we hope to accomplish as we communicate, promote and celebrate important social issues together. Here, you'll read about the latest projects, hosted "impact guests," upcoming events, people, and work opportunities - all examples of how Social Impact Studios now works as a creative hub to call attention to the most important work around.

Please stop by to see for yourself or spread the word (or both!).  We still believe that a healthy, happy and peaceful world is only possible if we are creating it together, so we look forward to seeing you in person - the Studios are open!


We are part of the 15th Annual Philadelphia Open Studio Tours this year!

Join us to celebrate our redesigned Studios
OCT 25th  4pm - 10pm+

Or stop by any time on 10/25 or 10/26 from 12-6pm as part of the Tours!
Find our more about POST

Featured Projects

Prosperity & Opportunity

with Orion Magazine &
Surdna Foundation

Reimagining Infrastructure Traveling Exhibit

The Surdna Foundation commissioned us to create an interactive exhibit in conjunction with Orion Magazine's series on new ways to think about and overhaul infrastructure. Read more about this traveling exhibit here.


with Philadelphia Young Playwrights

New Voices Workshop Productions

We've launched another season of creative visual design work with Philly Young Playwrights. First up:
OCT 2 - 11 at Temple University's
Randall Theatre. Plays and monologues from Philly's most compelling young writers. Look at the line up for this 2-week series and get FREE tickets here.

Justice & Fairness

with Philadelphia Coalition for Affordable Communities

Development without Displacement Campaign

We're excited to be working with the Women's Revitalization Community Project again on this new coalition campaign website to call for affordable communities in Philadelphia. See the new site and learn about the campaign here.

Well Being

NJ Keep It Green

on #2
Tues. Nov 4th

On Nov 4th, NJ voters will have the opportunity to approve dedication of funds for clean water, open space and historic preservation through Public Question #2. We're happy to be working with NJ Keep It Green again to promote this initiative that protects resources and future generations. Learn more and follow the campaign here.

Impact Guest

Put People First PA

We are happy to have Put People First PA as an "Impact Guest" in the Studios. As an all-volunteer organization without one office, Put People First has access to creative space and equipment that helps them organize, train and meet to do their critical work of advocating for basic human rights. Right now, they are busy planning for their 2nd Membership Assembly on 9/27 & 9/28 for activists statewide.
Find out more and register here!

People Spotlight

Creative Associate
Spring/Summer 2014

Jaamal Benjamin

Our seasonal Creative Associate position brings new talent into the Studios to make a social impact - and gives us both the opportunity to learn from each other. We were lucky to have Jaamal Benjamin join the team for this 4-month post in Spring/Summer to work in all areas of Social Impact Studios, with a concentration in visual design. 
Learn more about the experience from Jaamal's perspective here.


Phil Carter

There are a lot of ways to inspire people and music is one of them. As Artist-in-Residence, Phil Carter explores the reaches of sound and how it reflects the world around us through composition, recording and live ensemble exploration. His collaborative free-music project B9MU6 makes its studio home within the Studios. You'll hear his recorded pieces at our Open Studio Party on Oct 25 and you can listen sound samples here.

Work Opportunities

Fall/Winter Creative Associate & Field Positions Available!

If you are someone who wants to make positive social change with your talents, skills and hard work, we have work opportunities on a range of projects and at different levels of experience. Find our more about our open positions here.
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