Kenneth Bailey on the Design Studio for Social Intervention:
A Presentation and Q&A for Arts, Cultural and Creative Leaders
Presented by Charge
In partnership with Center for Arts Leadership at University of Houston and Houston Arts Alliance


Calling all arts policy makers, community members, and organizational partners!

We invite you to join Kenneth Bailey, co-founder of Boston’s Design Studio for Social Intervention (DS4SI), for a presentation and Q&A session on his collaborative. Come learn about their work and join a talkback on how their approach may relate to our own work here in Houston!

DS4SI is an artistic research and development outfit for the improvement of civil society and everyday life. Situated at the intersections of public art, social practice, and civic/popular engagement; design thinking and practice; and social justice and activism, DS4SI both designs and tests social interventions with—and on behalf of—marginalized populations, controversies, and ways of life.

This event aims to provide an inspiring opportunity for administrators, policy makers, community members, supporters, and organizational partners to think more expansively on how the creative process can integrate into other sectors. All are welcome to discover how DS4SI is imagining, developing, and deploying social justice across the United States.

Unable to attend? Please also join us on Saturday May 28 at PRH for Art Thinking v2 with Kenneth Bailey

About Kenneth Bailey

Kenneth Bailey was inspired to cofound the Design Studio for Social Intervention in 2006 while a fellow at MIT’s Department of Urban Studies and Planning’s Center for Reflective Community Practice. Since then, he has put DS4SI at the forefront of sharing design tools with communities of color to help them take on complex problems like social violence, food deserts, climate change, school closings, etc. His community-based social intervention work has included Action Lab (2012-2014), Public Kitchen (2011-2013), School Lab (2012-2013), Making Planning Processes Public (2013), STREETLAB: Upham’s (2013), M/B/T/A Lab (2013), and more. His work has included collaborations with SenseLab (Montreal), Theatrum Mundi, MIT’s Center for Civic Media and Community Labor United. His recent speaking engagements have included Creative Time (2013), Hand in Glove (2013), New England Foundation for the Arts (2013), Encuentro (Brazil) 2013 and more. @ds4si