Mission 

Design and Innovation for Social Change

Building Lens Frame

Today the majority of the world’s designers, entrepreneurs and artists work for a minority of the planet’s population. The Hampshire College Lemelson Center (HCLC) aims to balance this inequality by focusing students on art, design and innovation for social change. Working in the areas of applied design, appropriate technology, social entrepreneurship and art & technology, HCLC provides students with the education, experience, opportunities and facilities to make a positive difference to underserved people worldwide, on their own terms.