Designing from the Heart
Every person has the right to live in a socially, economically, and environmentally healthy community. –SEED Mission
The power of design to create, strengthen, and restore relationships is the focus of SEEDocs, a series of short documentaries on award-winning projects that showcase the value of designing public spaces in collaboration with community.
From restoring culturally relevant living space through a collaborative redesign of Tewa pueblos in New Mexico to nurturing future leaders through urban gardening in New Orleans, the project by DesignCorps and the Social Economic Environmental Design (SEED) Network is capturing this inspiring global body of work on video. Other SEEDocs will tell the stories of an ecologically focused school in Peru, a Rwandan maternity hospital and a school revitalization project in Kansas City.
“Design has a moral and ethical charge to serve the needs of the public, the entire public, not just those who can afford expensive fees,” says Bryan Bell, an architect, activist, and SEED co-founder. “Designers are frequently in love with the objects they create, but love, respect, and compassion for those who need their services is much rarer.”
This is a project of the Fetzer Advisory Council on Design Professions.