DownCity Design: Request for 2020-21 Project Proposals

Hello, my name is Jill Stauffer and I am reaching out on behalf of DownCity Design to share an exciting call for project proposals! DownCity Design recognizes the challenges that communities are facing in this time of immense change. We are devoting our 10 years of experience in community-based design and our 2020-21 educational programs to increasing Providence's ability for Creative Adaptation.

DownCity Design will do this through community partnerships and design interventions that promote the adaptation and reuse of existing structures and systems to meet the needs of our rapidly changing society. Potential projects could include, but are not limited to, built barriers, seating, installations, visual campaigns, PSAs, wayfinding signage, or distance markers that help your organization react and adapt to new public health protocols.

Is your organization facing a specific design challenge in adapting your structures, systems, or graphics to this ongoing crisis?

Our youth designers want to design solutions to these challenges to make a healthier, safer, and more resilient Providence.

Submit your project proposal here by June 21st in order to be considered for a Summer 2020 project. Learn more about this opportunity by visiting our website or by emailing Project Manager Devon at


Jill Stauffer

DownCity Design

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