Vincent Purcell is a Robert W Deutsch Foundation Social Design Fellow with the Center for Social Design at the Maryland Institute College of Art. His practice utilizes technology and media to create sustainable, effective methods for economic empowerment for socio-economically distressed communities of Baltimore. He values the use of empowering and inclusive models for community engagement. Vincent’s work is recognized locally and internationally by Ignite Baltimore, NCIIA, AshokaU, CGIU, among others.
By working in cross-sector partnerships from the grassroots-level to the federal government, he is able to leverage the power of design in community development and social practice. He co-founded and runs a community makerspace and workforce development center for young adults in East Baltimore called boomspace, and co-founded and publishes the McElderry Park Star, a community newspaper. He is co-director of the Create Baltimore conference and runs a Baltimore-based social impact studio called boomco.