MDP/Field Collaborates With UNICEF in Mexico City

January 12, 2017

By Sean Donahue

Mexico City is the site for MDP/Field’s Spring Concept year studio. A multi-week engagement, the studio is part of a deep interrogation of design’s role in diverse, global contexts. Students will work with UNICEF and the tech hub Startup Mexico to explore what it means to make with purpose. Our designers will apply multiple worldviews to define social practice for the 21st Century condition. The photos below are just a few sites visited while scouting Mexico City.

A view of the vast sprawl of neighborhoods that make up Mexico City.

Startup Mexico will host our working studio in Spring 2017

Exploring local making spaces.

Exploring local making spaces.

A city of walking royalty.

A blue door in one of the many neighborhoods that make up Mexico City.


Sean Donahue is principal of Research-Centered Design, a Los Angeles-based design practice that explores how design can be utilized to make significant contributions to society. MFA, Media Design, Art Center College of Design; BA, Graphic Design, Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

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