The School for Designing a Society (SDaS), the educational wing of the Gesundheit Institute, is a project of people who want to change society by means of desire, design, & composition.

simple-R-arrow We invite you to imagine and formulate desires for a society different from the current one.

 

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Social Medicine Symposium

April 19-22, 2018
Urbana, IL

“Wellness is not an individual project. It’s a communal project.”—Patch Adams MD

Come join us in our four day Social Medicine Symposium! Organized by Patch Adams MD and School for Designing a Society, the Symposium looks at the impacts of social context on health, disease and the practice of care.

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From Patch Adams regarding SDaS

For years Gesundheit’s mission has revolved around healing and clowning; with SDaS that mission has expanded to include teaching.

I don’t think I’d still be working on the Gesundheit project had I not been a student of the School for Designing a Society.

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Our Educational Philosophy

1614547_10152512988074416_1745246131745733723_oThe School for Designing a Society, founded in 1991, is a project of people who want to change society by means of desire, design, and composition. Rather than scramble for a comfy spot in the current system, spend some time with other interested people imagining and designing a system you would prefer.

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A History of the School for Designing a Society

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The idea of the school project was to enhance the usual ways people became politically active–getting involved in single-issue social justice campaigns–by creating a place where people would feel invited to dream, discuss, and act on images of a not-yet-existing society, a society in which today’s problems would be transformed.

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Upcoming Courses

We teach programs in Urbana, Illinois and at the Gesundheit Institute in Hillsboro, West Virginia.

Working with Gesundheit, we offer a curriculum that incorporates the ideas of the Institute and of Patch Adams MD.

  • Spring Wellness Celebration

    May 18th — 20th, 2018

    May 18-20, 2018 | Hillsboro, WV   A celebration of health and wellness! The Experience Wellness is a vital part of Gesundheit Institute and...

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  • Summer Session at Gesundheit!

    June 3rd — 23rd, 2018

    Desire and Design: Construct Your Humanism JUNE 3 – 23, 2018 | HILLSBORO, WV The School for Designing a Society...

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  • The Laughing Body: the Art of Care

    August 17th — 24th, 2018

    August 17-24, 2018 | Hillsboro, WV Clown One Italia, Clown One Japan, Patch Adams MD, and the Gesundheit! Institute invite you to join...

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