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WEEKLY EMAIL: SEPTEMBER 17, 2010


132 5. ISSEY MIYAKE

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132 5. ISSEY MIYAKE

Since handing over daily design duties at his Tokyo fashion house in 1997, Miyake has spent his time exploring new ways to make clothes more efficient, ecological and accessible while remaining stylish and modern. On September 7, he unveiled his lab's latest project.
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MIMI ZEIGER

Food Not Bombs

A philosophy of nonviolent action for social justice gives the organization a political edginess not always palatable to locavores who are more inclined to fight for the perfect heirloom tomato than against corporate food conglomerates.
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ROBERT FABRICANT

Design With Intent

Robert Fabricant discusses the sea change in the way designers engage with the world. Instead of aspiring to influence user behavior from a distance, designers increasingly want the products they design to have more immediate impact through direct social engagement.
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SCULPTURE BY MARA HASELTINE

Pearl River

Oyster Island, Mara Haseltine's sculpture created to revive the oyster reefs that once flourished in and near New York City.
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Design for Change Contest

Kiran Bir Sethi is a designer, teacher, principal, advocate and social entrepreneur. Now her "Design for Change Contest," a recent initiative that swept India in 2009, is expanding globally.
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UPCOMING CONFERENCE: SEPTEMBER 22, 2010

Picnic Conference

Three-day event in the Netherlands connecting media technology, entertainment, art and science. Runs concurrent Picnic Labs, workshops for the development and review of new business ideas.

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