Fellows 2015

  • A socially-driven innovation studio that applies a unique research methodology that spans the wide spectrum of researching, creating, and scaling. Collaborating with researchers, N8 designs solutions by envisioning new market needs in high-impact areas in the market.


    • Victor Angel

    • Alex Jinich
  • A free online interactive map-based digital platform to post and search creative workspaces available for exchange. Map-based space locating is becoming the norm for searchable property within cities where studioMAP_studioSWAP is the first to serve the creative community to date.


    • Caitlin Charlet
  • The Urban Atlas is an archive of narratives around urban development as seen through a Five Lenses approach of Stories, Boundaries, Power Dynamics, Networks, and Imaginaries. It serves as a platform for local artists, residents, and youth to critically investigate, unearth and imagine the ways in which processes and effects of urban development impact their everyday life.


    • Sabrina Dorsainvil

    • Luisa Múnera
  • Propeller Innovations helps community-based organizations thrive and anticipate change. It concentrates on innovation capacity-building through ideation workshops and concept prototyping. Propeller makes accessible tools of innovation and design-thinking, which are typically only available to corporations and organizations large enough to engage expensive consultancies. The remaining two grantees from the graduate Urban Programs focus on digital solutions leveraging open source community activism and urban transformation.


    • Sean Baker

    • Mike Verona

    • Leah Cabrera
  • DTW utilizes a holistic, purpose-driven approach to collaboratively create systems change. Strategies include participatory Research, Planning and Design, Project Incubation and Management; Collaborative Methods, and Impact Evaluation and Evolution. The group utilizes a hybrid benefit corporation that functions as a Social Lab, R&D consultancy, and long-term project incubator, partner, networker, and friend. Designing the WE’s theory of change is: The more we co-operate, co-create and co-produce, the more meaningful, sustainable and just our impact will become.


    • Braden Crooks

    • April De Simone

    • Ron Morrison

    • Dagney Tucker