​2017 ​IMPACT Awards

H​osted by the ​Center for Art + Public Life ​at ​CCA
October 23, 2017, 6:00–8:30 pm
Group of 2017 IMPACT Awardees
Nave Alcove - 1111 8th Street, San Francisco

Doors Open: 6 p.m.
Presentations: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Refreshments will be served

Join the Center for Art + Public Life at California College of the Arts to celebrate the work of the 2017 IMPACT Awardees! The 2017 IMPACT Awardees will present their social impact projects "From the Field" after collaborating with a diversity of communities. Learn about the teams' process, projects, and engagement experiences.

The IMPACT Awards grant $10,000 to interdisciplinary teams of CCA students to develop and actualize a socially innovative project.


The 2017 IMPACT Awardees

Amazonas Riverine Program
Boas Novas, Amazonas, Brasil
Team Amazonas worked with multiple local partners to address drinkable water issues in an underserved Amazon river community of Boas Novas.

Beatriz Escobar, Social Practice & Public Forms MA
William McQuail, Studio Art MFA
MK Meador, Curatorial Practice MA

San Francisco, CA
Platform co-created a public space that serves as a platform to amplify Black arts, community, and culture by partnering with the African American Arts & Culture Complax in San Francisco.

Georgia Came, MArch
Shiv Kehr, MDes
Louise Laub, MDes
Aditi Mathur, MDes
Tetiana Muraviova, MArch
Vanessa Slavich, MDes

Osicala, El Salvador
OASI partnered with schools in El Salvador to design innovative and sustainable solutions to get clean drinking water into the hands of school children while engaging them in the process.

Daniel Ortiz, Industrial Design
Parmis Taidy, Industrial Design
Aaron Jacobson, Industrial Design
Fabrice Takeda, Industrial Design
Casey Flaherty, MBA in Design Strategy

Bekaa Valley, Lebanon
Taiyo's provided solar lighting and access to electricity in refugee settlements in Lebanon.

Leonard Behnisch, Industrial Design
Sophie Schnorf, Interior Design
Patchanok Koychusakun, MBA in Design Strategy


[Image details: Group of 2017 IMPACT Awardees; photo: Jim Norrena]