Sabrina Dorsainvil

Director of Civic Design

City of Boston 

Sabrina Dorsainvil is an artist, designer and illustrator. She is currently the Director of Civic Design for the City of Boston’s Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics. There she uses creative approaches to address issues within areas such as housing, public health, and human rights. She has collaborated with a range of organizations on projects around social, spatial, and environmental justice. She previously worked with the social impact design studio, Designing the We to create the traveling exhibition, Undesign the
Redline, that exposes policies, practices and investments that perpetuate inequality in American cities. Her artwork takes on many forms in its unpacking and exploration of identity, storytelling and celebration of our shared humanity.


Sabrina has served as a visiting artist, panelist, educator and lecturer in a variety of spaces. She is a Neighborhood Salon Luminary and Polly Thayer Starr Visiting Artist at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum as well as a featured designer and exhibition advisor for Design Museum Everywhere’s “We Design: People. Practice. Progress.” Sabrina currently serves as a national board director for Creative Reaction Lab and vice-chair for the MAssArt Alumni Leadership Council. She has a BFA in Industrial Design from Massachusetts College of Art and Design, an MS in Design and Urban Ecologies from Parsons The New School of Design and is a member of the Guild of Future Architects.