ABOUT

NEW INC’s Create & Advocate Weekend gathered our community of artists, designers, storytellers, and technologists with the goal of prototyping innovative solutions in support of local social service providers and community organizations working to address key civic issues. 

Our weekend of collaboration, design thinking, hacking, and creative advocacy produced projects that ranged from new software tools, to communication campaigns and branding solutions, to audience development strategies.
 

Where:
A/D/O, 29 Norman Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11222

When:
April 14, 4:30 PM–9:00 PM
April 15 & 16, 9:00 AM–9:00 PM

 
 

 
 

OBJECTIVE

To engage NEW INC’s community of creative practitioners and the public in a 48hr, collaborative marathon-style design thinking incubator in support of local community organizations working on urgent civic issues. The goal is to provide participating organizations with pro bono creative solutions to help address current organizational challenges.

 

WHO IS THIS FOR?

We are partnering with local nonprofits and social justice organizations addressing current issues such as immigration rights, voter registration, climate change, criminal justice reform, and other crucial civil liberties.

 
 
 

PARTICIPANTS

• Artistic Practitioners:
mixed-media and multimedia
• Designers: graphic, web, mobile, product, architecture, etc.
• Coders: web, mobile, data science, machine learning, computer vision, etc.

• Filmmakers: 
animation, motion graphics, VR, etc.
• Writing & Communications:
copywriting, PR, branding, journalism, etc.
• Community Development:
civic, social justice practitioners

 
 
 

Final Presentations

For those of you who were unable to participate but would like to see the results of our weekend's collaborations, we invite you to read the following essay by our editorial fellow Adriana Herrera-Perhamus: When Social Justice Meets Art And Technology.

 

PARTNER ORGANIZATIONS

CENTER FOR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS

VERA INSTITUTE OF JUSTICE

PEOPLE'S CLIMATE MOVEMENT

UNIVERSITY SETTLEMENT

JUST LEADERSHIP USA

SADIE NASH LEADERSHIP PROJECT

Black Movement Law Project

El Puente