2017 CST design challenge: Rethinking Mass Incarceration

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To challenge participants to think critically about mass incarceration, to learn, research and design methodologies to assist them in addressing the issues, long-term implications and solutions and create works that challenge our perception of mass incarceration. We will be partnering with Mass Story Lab, a participatory storytelling project whose workshops include the stories of people directly impacted by mass incarceration. They become the transformative lens through which communities imagine a world beyond prisons.


  • Conduct in depth research that challenges a set of assumptions
  • Rapid prototyping in order to ideate and receive feedback faster
  • Design thinking workshops that expand upon your research
  • 101 technology trainings (learning the 3D printer, MoCap, etc.) that inspire creative solutions


  • Opportunities to use StudioLab tools & space
  • Gain training, mentorship & experience
  • SPEAR conference collaboration (April 15th, 2017)



For the full schedule of events, click here...